cod. 09277

Academic year 2012/13
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Malattie apparato visivo (MED/30)
"scienze ortottiche e dell'assistenza oftalmologica"
Type of training activity
28 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to demonstrate surgical techniques with orthoptic support, if required, in the case of forms of strabismus, both congenital and acquired (paralytic and restrictive).


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Course unit content

Indications in restrictive, post-traumatic and paralytic strabismus (TAO).
Weakening, reinforcing and substitution Surgical techniques: adjustable sutures and faden-operation.
Use of botulinum toxin in the treatment of paralytic strabismus.
Exophoria tropias and intermittent forms: surgical treatment.
Timing and quantification of the various types of surgical intervention.

Full programme

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Gunter k. Von Noorden: 'Visione binoculare e motilità oculare', ed. Medical Books;
F. Carta, A. Carta: 'Neuroftalmoogia'., ed. Essebiemme;
R. Dale:' Motolità oculare e strabismo'
D. Taylor: 'Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus', ed. Elsevier

Teaching methods

Oral and practical lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Other information

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