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Effective Term:
Fall 2017 through Fall 2023
Course Number:
OMT 102
Course Title:
Ocular Disease
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
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Course Description

Studies 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:

  1. Use an understanding of ocular disease to assist with patient education.
  2. Work within professional parameters to assist with diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease.
  3. 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:

Eye Disease

  • 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, 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 carcinomas of the eye and adnexa.
  • Ocular injuries.
  • Pituitary and brain tumors
  • Pseudo tumors cerebri
  • Discuss a Review of Systems as it relates to Ocular Disease
  • Explain the object of motility testing and why binocular function is important.
  • Explain fusion, diplopia and suppression.
  • Describe the physiologic mechanisms (motor and sensory) implicit in strabismus management.
  • Describe the characteristics, presentation and natural history of pseudostrabismus, congenital esotropia, accommodative esotropia and intermittent deviations.
  • Define restrictive strabismus
  • Discuss nystagmus and its consequences.

  • Define amblyopia.
  • Describe the types of amblyopia and methods for detection.
  • Distinguish possible treatment methods (therapy) for amblyopia.
  • Explain the use/effectiveness of convergence training.