Course design of “Practical Ophthalmology Series”
This course has been designed for all optometrists who are practicing or wish to practice in different ophthalmic setups. In this course, we deal with common ophthalmological cases that we face in our daily practices in ophthalmic OPDs. A brief overview of the diseases, their diagnosis, common investigations, and management will be discussed in an easy and practical way.
The course contains series of 8 classes (1 hour each) by clinically highly experienced and academically sound Consultant Ophthalmologists. By the end of the course, the candidates are expected to feel confident for examining, making a clinical diagnosis, and managing common ocular diseases in various ophthalmic set up independently.
- Introduction to commonly faced clinical cases in different OPD setups.
- Know about different clinical signs and symptoms of the diseases to make a clinical diagnosis.
- Know how to perform various clinical procedures and investigations.
- Know the common clinical practice for the management of various ocular diseases including medical and surgical management options.
- Help understand what can be done and who to refer properly if needed.
1.Cataract and various lenticular anomalies
- Brief anatomy of lens
- Cataract and their types
- Evaluation of case with cataract
- Various surgical management options of cataract
- Postoperative management of cataract
- Various other lens disorders and management
2. Eyelid disorders
- Brief anatomy and physiology of eyelids
- Common eyelid disorders, their diagnosis, and management options
3. Lacrimal and orbital disorders
- Brief anatomy and physiology of lacrimal apparatus and orbit
- Common lacrimal disorders, their diagnosis, and management
- Common orbital disorders, their diagnosis, and management
4. Conjunctival and scleral disorders
- Brief anatomy of conjunctiva and sclera
- Common conjunctival and scleral disorders, their diagnosis and management
5. Clinical aspects and management of Corneal disorders
- Brief anatomy and physiology of the cornea
- Various corneal disorders, their diagnosis, and management
6.Clinical aspects and management of glaucoma
- Brief overview about types of glaucoma
- Evaluation of glaucoma and various investigations
- Various management options for different types of glaucoma
7. Uveitis and retinal disorders
- Brief anatomy of uvea and retina
- Various types of uveitis, their features, and management
- Various retinal disorders, their diagnosis, and management options
8. Ocular trauma and ocular emergencies
- Different presentations of blunt trauma, penetrating and perforating injuries and their management
- Various ocular emergencies, their clinical diagnosis, and management options
- Candidates must be pursuing or have completed a bachelor’s degree or B.Sc. in Optometry from any recognized institute.
- Clinicians must be registered to their country’s authorized Medical Council as Nepal Health Professional Council in Nepal.
- Candidates who are ongoing with their bachelor’s degree must have a recognition letter from their college/university.
- Provision of detailed information about the common ophthalmological cases we encounter daily in OPDs.
- Filling the bridge gap between optometrists and their clinical practice.
- Facilitating optometrists in diagnosis, investigations, and management of common ocular disorders in their day-to-day practice.
- Shedding light to optometrists about the need for developing their knowledge in clinical ophthalmology.
Dr. Sabin Sahu
Consultant Ophthalmologist & Oculoplastic Surgeon