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Systematic Diseases & Neuro-Ophthalmology: Course Outline

Optometry (BSSN613)

Learning Objective

The optometrists are becoming increasingly involved in the diagnosis, management and treatment of patients suffering from a large variety of abnormal ocular conditions. Many of these disorders appear, however, as a direct consequence of some systemic disturbances. Moreover, treatment given for various eye conditions could have systemic side effects that should be recognized by optometrists. Therefore, education beyond current optometric practice could have a beneficial role in preparing students for clinical challenges that may appear in this ever-changing profession. The purpose of this Course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the most common systemic diseases, and their relationship to the abnormal ocular conditions

Course content

1. Anatomy of the Brain (Review)

2. Cranial Nerves& Palsy

3. Anatomy of the visual cortex& Defects

4. Cortical Blindness

5. Visual pathway& Defects

6. Congenital Diseases

7. Pupillary pathway& Defects

8. Multiple Sclerosis

9. Myasthenia G

10. Albinisms

11. Retinopathy of Prematurity

12. Double Elevator palsy

13. Trauma

14. Introduction to Genetics

15. Hereditary Eye Disorders

16. Hereditary Eye Disorders

17. Diseases (Sign & Symptoms)

18. Diseases (Sign & Symptoms)

19. Diseases (Investigations)

20. Diseases (Management & Counseling)

21. Cortical Blindness


optometry, health-care profession concerned with examining the eyes for defects of vision and diagnosing and treating such conditions. Optometrists prescribe and supply eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other optical aids that correct the focusing of the eyes.

Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed

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