Retinal and macular disorders

Key information

Duration: Duration times vary. Use the contact details below to enquire about this.  

Location: This is a distance learning course, delivered by e-learning. Access to course materials will be given by Aston University after the registration procedure has been completed. 

Fee: £1000 (2016/7) £1100 (2017/8) per delegate 

Entry requirements: None  

How to apply: Please complete an online application form for the month that you wish to be considered for:

March 2017

October 2017

Deadline to apply: 31st January for the March intake, and 31st August for the October intake.

Further information: Tel: 0121 204 3906 or email: optometrycpd@aston.ac.uk

Aims of this module

The module will cover the pathophysiology, detection, assessment and management of patients with disorders of the macula and retina. Ophthalmologic treatments will be examined, as well as the role of the optometrist in the screening and management of these conditions. New technologies for detection and treatment will be described, and there will be discussion of how these technologies might fit into optometric practice. The assignment will involve the student building up a series of case reports linking theory to practice.

Module content

  • Retina and macula: structure and function
  • Retinal detachment and vitreous disorders
  • Retinal vessels: structure and functions
  • Retinal venous and arterial disease
  • Diabetic retinopathy and screening for diabetic retinopathy
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Retina and macular dystrophies
  • Systemic disorders and the retina
  • Imaging techniques in retinal and macular disorders
  • Basis of treatments for retinal disease.