cod. 1002452

Academic year 2018/19
4° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Malattie apparato visivo (MED/30)
Clinica medico-chirurgica degli organi di senso
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: HEAD AND NECK DISEASES

Learning objectives

To educate the student on the pathophysiology and clinical course of the main diseases affecting the visual system and ocular adnexa. The Course will encompass (a) lectures, (b) tutorials and (c) seminars. Students will, by default, attend all lectures and tutorials, but are free to choose the seminar(s) they are most interested in. Upon completion of the Course, each student will be able to discuss basic clinical cases, involving the visual system and ocular adnexa, by creating individual flow charts on diagnostics and therapeutics, and sharing them with patients and their relatives


Having successfully completed the pre-clinical Courses

Course unit content

OPHTHALMOLOGY (SSD MED30, n = 3 CFU): Eye refraction. Refractive disease: pathophysiology and treatment (basics of refractive surgery), Basics of ophthalmic instrumental diagnostics (perimetry, electrophysiology, fluorangiography, echography, OCT, corneal topography). Orbit and lcrimal tract diseases. Differential diagnosis of anterior segment disease: basics on conjunctivitits, keratitis, uveitis. Glaucomas: chronic open angle, congenital, secondary, chronic and acute closed angle. The cataracts: congenital, acquired, age-related. Basics on cataract surgery. Retinal vascular diseases (arterial and venous occlusion). Diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy: diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, predictive value on long-term life-span prognosis. Vitreoretinal pathologies: rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, proliferative vitreo-retinopathy (PVR), age-related maculopathy, retinopathy of prematurity. Eyeball neoplasms: uveal melanoma, retinoblastoma. Basics in neurophthalmology: optic neuritis, papilledema, anisochoria, chiasmatic syndrome and optic tract compression. Uveitis and systemic disease. Congenital and concomitant strabismus. Functional ambliopia: diagnosis, treatment, prevention. Paralitic strabismus and gaze palsy. Basics on communication with the vision disabled patient

Full programme

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Azzolini, Carta, Gandolfi, Marchini, Menchini, Simonelli, Traverso: "Clinica dell' apparato visivo" Ed. Edra - Masson , Edizione: II 9/2014
C. Sborgia – N. Delle Noci, Malattie dell’Apparato Visivo, Ed. Piccin
J.J. Kanski, Oftalmologia clinica, Ed. Elsevier
L. Bonomi, Argomenti di Oftalmologia, Protei Editori
M. Miglior – B. Bagolini – B. Boles Carenino – N. Orzatesi – L. Scullica M. Zingirian, Oftalmologia Clinica, Ed. Monduzzi

Teaching methods

Oral lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

within the frame of the oral examination, the student will be asked to discuss basic clinical cases, involving the visual system and ocular adnexa

Other information

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