cod. 15572

Academic year 2018/19
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Scienze tecniche mediche applicate (MED/50)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
21 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

1 descriptor Dublin: knowledge and understanding
learn the basic techniques of ophthalmic surgery

2 Dublin descriptor: knowledge and understanding applied
Through the knowledge of surgical techniques, the student will explore the signs to the individual interventions (for pathology) and issues related to post-operative.
3 descriptor Dublin: Judgement
the student will acquire autonomy in the management of the patient a candidate for eye surgery iterventi
4 descriptor Dublin: communication skills
the student should speak with the correct technical language
5 Dublin descriptor: ability to learn
At the end of the course students will be able to (a) understand the indications for and (b) know how to plan a program of assistance on the professional orthoptist to Assistant in Ophthalmology, regarding clinical cases dealt with.


- - -

Course unit content

Cataract surgery: pre-operative indications and patient’s evaluation. Basics of surgical technique for cataract removal in adults and children. Basicsof optical correction of aphakic eyes (IOLs, contact lenses, spectacles).
Glaucoma surgery: pre-operative indications and patient’s evaluation. Basics of glaucoma surgical techniques (trabeculectomy, non penetrating surgery, goniotomy, trabeculotomy, implants and setons, cyclodestruction). Follow-up criteria.
Corneal surgery: penetrating keratoplasty and lamellar keratoplasty (with particular attention to keratoconus), refractive surgery in myopia (indications, pre-operative evaluation, medico-legal aspects).
Retinal surgery: basics of episcleral surgery and vitrectomy. Evaluation and treatment of possible ortoptic complications of retinal surgery.
Squint surgery: pre-operative evaluation, surgical techniques, post-operative follow up.

Full programme

- - -


American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmic series

Teaching methods

Lectures and practices. Students freqeunteranno the operating sessions of the UOC Az of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Parma (Dir. Prof. Gandolfi), during which observe surgeries and ocular adnexal orbital, and discuss individual cases with clinical lecturers and tutors.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. The examination will focus on the content of the course, and the student will be asked to deal with simulations of elementary clinical situations concerning indications and management of patients undergoing eye surgery.

Other information

- - -