Special Topics I: Ocular Disease and Advanced Clinical Care (BSD30711)
This course provides advanced, clinically-relevant education for optometrists-in-training who have completed their second professional year and who have been exposed to patient care. The course is designed to expand clinical knowledge and enhance understanding in the area of secondary and tertiary eye care. It presents an overview of advanced clinic topics related to both anterior and posterior segment disease. Each presentation consists of lecture and case studies, and is designed to be interactive and participatory. Instructors are active clinicians/educators who have expertise in their specific topical areas. Topics include: diagnosis and management of corneal infections; surgical approach to cataracts, refractive procedures and corneal transplantation; management of retinal breaks and detachments; tertiary care of glaucoma, ocular oncology, acquired macular disease; and fluorescein angiography.