- Course Number:
- OMT 102
- Course Title:
- Ocular Disease
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Course DescriptionStudies major ocular diseases and related structures integrated with symptomology and treatment. Introduction of ophthalmic drugs. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, the student should be able to:
- Use an understanding of ocular disease to assist with patient education.
- Work within professional parameters to assist with diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease.
- Use a foundational understanding of ocular pharmacology as it relates to disease for success in future coursework.
Course Activities and Design
The class will be presented by means of lecture/discussion, audio-visual presentations, handouts and demonstrations.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The methods may include one or more of the following tools: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, research papers.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The student will demonstrate understanding of the following themes, issues, concepts, and development of the following skills:
- Describe four common refractive errors.
- Define infection vs. inflammation.
- Classifications of inflammation and the ocular manifestation.
- Possible causes of a red eye.
- Types of conjunctivitis.
- Describe the two common forms of uveitis.
- Discuss the signs and symptoms of Graves' disease.
- Define thrombus, embolus, clot, aneurysm, ischemia, infarct, artherosclerosis, myocardial infarct, cerebrovascular accident, and neovascularization.
- List four ocular disorders caused by diabetes.
- List common disorders of the cornea.
- Discuss the causes, prognosis and treatment of corneal abrasions.
- Define cataract and list the various types and causes.
- Describe the difference between primary open angle glaucoma and closed angle glaucoma.
- Describe the process which causes retinal detachment.
- List the primary causes of blindness in the United States and worldwide.
- State the primary function of the immune system and effects of the AIDS virus on the eyes.
- Discuss hypertension as it relates to the eye.
- List common carcenomas of the eye and adnexa.
- Ocular injuries.
- Blood dyscrasia.
- Pituitary and brain tumors
- Pseudo tumors