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Refractive Surgery (20 Credits) ** This module will next be available in October 2013**

The module will cover the selection, assessment and management of patients choosing refractive surgery. The different approaches to management of patients will be examined along with how they might be implemented in practice. The most common refractive surgery techniques will be detailed. Different surgery for presbyopia will be included. The instrumentation that is used in the field of refractive surgery will be explained.

You will cover:
  • Medico-legal issues and Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE)
  • Patient selection for refractive surgery
  • Corneal topography and wavefront technology
  • Patient counselling, marketing and staff training
  • Instrumentation used in refractive surgery assessment
  • History of refractive surgery techniques
  • Laser refractive surgery
  • Intraocular lenses
  • Surgery for presbyopia
  • Common complications and their management

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