Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Theory)
The course covers the basics of refractive surgery from how excimer lasers work to ablation profiles and topography and aberrometry; it progresses through microkeratomes and femtosecond lasers to LASEK, LASIK, phakic IOLs and clear lens extractions and the complications and management of each; pre-op assessment and post-op follow-up, prevention and management of complications, surgical variants of phaco, and modern intraocular lenses (IOLs) for cataract surgery will also be covered; it is designed to be a complete introduction to the how, what and when of cataract and refractive surgery.
Undergraduate degree qualifications can be ophthalmology, optometry or any related subject at a pass level; each applicant may be assessed on his or her individual merit and previous employment profile. Medical entrants should hold an active GMC or equivalent body registration; where relevant, students will be required to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE Grade C or equivalent); exceptionally candidates who do not satisfy the requirements above and who hold other qualifications and professional experience may be admitted; for non-native English speakers the required English Language standard for admission is IELTS 6.0 (with no contributing band at less than 5.5), TOEFL 550.
Introduction to theoretical aspects of refractive surgery; pre-operative assessment in cataract and refractive surgery; the theory of excimer laser refractive surgery; complications of refractive surgery; correction of regular and irregular astigmatism; understanding phakic IOLs; correction of presbyopia; the theory of cataract surgery; business development, clinical governance and medico legal issues; cataract and refractive surgery research dissertation.
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|PgDip||Distance learning||-||1 years|
|MSc||Distance learning||-||1 years|
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