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OPT 112 - Ophthalmic Specialty Testing

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course provides the student experience and knowledge in the areas of special vision care procedures: subjective refraction, tonometry (noncontact and Goldmann), visual field testing, slit lamp, basic concepts of orthoptics, and the treatment of eye diseases. This course also prepares the technician to assist the doctor in advanced office techniques in the area of ultrasound and in-office surgical procedures. Also covered are medications commonly prescribed for systemic conditions. Patient instruction and assistance are emphasized in laboratory sessions.
Prerequisite: OPT 110 , OPT 120 , OPT 123  
Competencies
  1. Characterize tonometers and demonstrate tonometry
    1. Analyze tonometer types
    2. Explore application tonometry principles
    3. Perform non-contact tonometry
    4. Perform tonopen applanation tonometry
    5. Perform Goldmann applanation tonometry 
  2. Differentiate glaucoma
    1. Explore glaucoma risk factors
    2. Distinguish amongst various types of glaucoma
    3. Analyze glaucoma signs and symptoms
    4. Classify glaucoma medications
  3. Examine the visual pathway
    1. Summarize visual field terminology
    2. Analyze components of the visual pathway
    3. Characterize general and focal visual field defects
    4. Compare different field vision testing techniques including manual, automated, kinetic, static, screening, and diagnostic perimetry
    5. Measure the visual field by using the above techniques
  4. Examine subjective and objective refraction
    1. Summarize subjective refraction goals
    2. Explain subjective refraction complications
    3. Calculate spherical equivalent
    4. Practice retinopathy on patients
  5. Find patient’s distance subjective refraction endpoint
    1. Perform best sphere testing
    2. Perform cylinder testing
    3. Practice binocular balance techniques
    4. Compute subjective endpoint
  6. Characterize non-ocular emergencies
    1. Summarize first aid treatment for open wounds
    2. Review first aid treatment for fainting.
    3. Examine first aid treatment for shock
    4. Become certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and perform automated difibrillation techniques
    5. Explore first aid treatment for stroke
    6. Examine first aid treatment for seizure
    7. Perform infection cotnrol protocols after receiving bloodborne pathogen training
  7. Examine ocular emergencies
    1. Analyze common ocular conditions.
    2. Review common bacteria that affect the eye
    3. Examine emergency ocular situations
    4. Analyze high priority situations
  8. Analyze and demonstrate slit lamp examination procedures
    1. Review ocular anterior segment anatomy
    2. Explore slit illumination techniques
    3. Distinguish three corneal layers
    4. Examine anterior segment of the eye
    5. Estimate anterior chamber using Von Herrick technique
  9. Classify ocular pharmaceuticals and common systemic pharmaceuticals.
    1. Summarize ocular diagnostic pharmaceutical agents.
    2. Examine ocular therapeutic pharmaceutical agents
    3. Analyze potential side effects from ocular medications
    4. Explore ocular side effects from systemic medications
  10. Examine binocularity
    1. Analyze amblyopia
    2. Discuss strabismus
    3. Differentiate heterophorias and heterotopias
  11. Examine other specialty ocular examination techniques
    1. Explore ultrasonic testing
    2. Perform instrument sterilizations
    3. Analyze in-office surgical procedures
    4. Explore emerging technologies



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