CCOG for OMT 102 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- OMT 102
- Course Title:
- Ocular Disease
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
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, 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.