This unit of study provides candidates with the theoretical and practical foundations necessary to assess and perform paediatric ophthalmology. The first part of the unit covers retinopathy of prematurity, refractive error and amblyopia, strabismus I comitant, strabismus II incomitant and vertical deviation. Following this, we will look at media opacities, congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma and developmental glaucoma, an introduction to genetic eye disease and paediatric ophthalmic infectious diseases.The final part of the unit covers paediatric ocular oncology, orbital and lacrimal disease, the child who can't see approach to and investigations, phakomatoses and nystagmus. On completion of this Unit of Study the successful students will be able to : (1)Have a detailed understanding of paediatric eye disorders, (2) understand the genetics, pathophysiology and pathology of paediatric eye disorders, (3)describe appropriate diagnostic testing for paediatric eye disorders, (4) describe appropriate medical and surgical management used to treat paediatric eye disorders. Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with an established vocational ophthalmology training program. They must have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise as ophthalmologists or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their country of residence.
3x 2000 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%)
Lambert, Scott R., and Lyons, Christopher J. Taylor and Hoyt's Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus . Fifth edition., Elsevier, 2017.
OPSC5026 and OPSC5027 and OPSC5030