University of Technology Sydney

96028 Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility 1

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (workshop), clinical practical labs are scheduled on weeks 1–14
Requisite(s): 96027c Eye and Visual Systems AND 96029c Ocular Pathology 1 AND 96030c Introduction to Professional Practice
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This subject provides a conceptual and practical framework for understanding and examining the sensory and motor processes that mediate binocular vision. Students study the anatomical, physiological and optical principles underlying normal eye movements and single binocular vision. An understanding of how the coordination of the eyes may be modified by accommodation and associated accommodation/convergence relationships is acquired. Inquiry-based learning emphasising the development of basic clinical reasoning informed by research evidence, is applied to clinical case studies. Through this, students are led to discuss the diagnosis and management of common ocular conditions related to heterophoria, strabismus, amblyopia and accommodation and convergence defects. In this context, students learn fundamental orthoptic procedures used to demonstrate normal and defective binocular vision and for the diagnosis and measurement of ocular motility disorders. This subject provides essential knowledge and skills that forms a foundation for further studies in this area of orthoptic practice.

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Autumn session, City campus.

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