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OPSC5019: Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2

2023 unit information

This unit of study aims to provide candidates with the theoretical and practical foundations of the practise of cataract and refractive surgery. Successful candidates will demonstrate to the examiners that they have a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of corneal and intraocular refractive surgery. Candidates should be able to: (1) Describe how an excimer laser, femtosecond laser, conductive and thermal keratoplasty work; (2) Describe how PRK, LASIK. Arcuate keratotomy, conductive keratoplasty are performed; (3) Demonstrate knowledge of the theory behind the lasers involved; (4) Describe indications and contraindications for the above procedures; (5) Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of systemic disease on refractive surgery patients; (6) Describe the management of corneal related refractive surgery complications; (7) Describe the treatments for keratoconus; (8) Demonstrate an understanding of the economics of setting up a refractive surgery practice; (9) Discuss lens based approaches to refractive surgery; (10) Have an understanding of the management of lens based related refractive surgery adverse events; (11) Understand the evidence for and ethical issues related to refractive surgery.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Save Sight Institute

Code OPSC5019
Academic unit Save Sight Institute
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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OPSC5018
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. assess a patients suitability for refractive surgery
  • LO2. select the appropriate operation for a particular clinical scenario
  • LO3. describe how PRK, LASIK, and SMILE are performed
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of the theory behind the lasers involved
  • LO5. describe indications and contraindications for the above procedures
  • LO6. demonstrate an understanding of the impact of systemic disease on refractive surgery patients
  • LO7. describe the management of corneal related refractive surgery complications
  • LO8. demonstrate an understanding of monovision and how to apply it
  • LO9. discuss lens based approaches to refractive surgery
  • LO10. outline the best from IOL calculation formulae
  • LO11. understand the role of toric, multifocal and trifocal IOLs and extended depth of focus IOLs
  • LO12. understand the role of corneal inlays for presbyopia
  • LO13. understand the management of lens based refractive surgery adverse events
  • LO14. gain practical experience of PRK in a wetlab setting
  • LO15. gain experience of phakic IOL insertion in a wetlab setting.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2021
Distance education/intensive on campus Remote
Semester 2 2022
Distance education/intensive on campus Remote
Semester 2 2023
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable

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