This course will enable you to take an active part in referral refinement and co-management schemes between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. Following successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Describe the types of glaucoma
- Understand your management and be able to select the appropriate diagnostic tests to efficiently diagnose glaucoma whilst understanding their limitations.
In some instances, education beyond current optometric practice is introduced in an effort to prepare you for advanced clinical challenges that this group of disorders might show.
Principles of screening for glaucoma will be covered and their significance discussed in terms of standard diagnostic techniques; perimetry, intraocular pressure measurement and optic nerve head appearance. The limitations of these techniques will be discussed in the context of emerging technologies for the detection and monitoring of glaucoma.