SURGERY AND OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANCE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To educate the student on the basic techniques of ophthalmic surgery. At the end of the course, the student will be able (a) to understand the indication for surgery and (b) to plan a theoretical assistance programme (involving the orthoptist) in individual ophthalmic cases.
Course contents summary
COURSE ON OPHTHALMIC SURGERY
Cataract surgery: pre-operative indications and patient’s evaluation. Basics of surgical technique for cataract removal in adults and children. Basicsof optical correction of aphakic eyes (IOLs, contact lenses, spectacles).
Glaucoma surgery: pre-operative indications and patient’s evaluation. Basics of glaucoma surgical techniques (trabeculectomy, non penetrating surgery, goniotomy, trabeculotomy, implants and setons, cyclodestruction). Follow-up criteria.
Corneal surgery: penetrating keratoplasty and lamellar keratoplasty (with particular attention to keratoconus), refractive surgery in myopia (indications, pre-operative evaluation, medico-legal aspects).
Retinal surgery: basics of episcleral surgery and vitrectomy. Evaluation and treatment of possible ortoptic complications of retinal surgery.
Squint surgery: pre-operative evaluation, surgical techniques, post-operative follow up.
American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmic series