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96032 Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility 2

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (workshop), weekly (clinical practical)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This subject extends student's knowledge of the basic principles of sensory and motor function introduced in 96028 Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility 1 and applies this knowledge to more complex sensory and motor defects. Developmental defects of binocular cortical function and ocular motility are studied through problem-based learning using clinical case studies requiring the application of clinical reasoning. The management of strabismus through orthoptic interventions and ophthalmic surgical techniques is discussed. Students are encouraged to incorporate information from scientific literature and take an evidence-based approach to the development of management strategies. More complex ocular muscle conditions, the impact of laws of ocular motor control on motor sequelae, and the effects of facial trauma and pathology on ocular motility are studied. Students learn advanced orthoptic practice-based procedures that aid in the assessment of ocular motility disorders, specifically orbital and restrictive ocular motility problems.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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