CommunicationOcular disease imageAssessment of Visual Function

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Physiology & Pathology - Ocular is one of the modules forming 'Part 1 Assessment' in DOCET's series 'The Ageing Eye' and is designed as a companion piece to 'Physiology & Pathology - Systemic'.

This programme looks at the effects of ageing on a normal, healthy eye, including aspects of anatomy and visual performance. It also considers the identification, investigation and management of common ocular abnormalities that may be encountered in everyday practice. The programme features interviews with experts in the field and a wide range of clinical images.

    Learning objectives

    • 1.2.4 To improve the understanding of physiological and common pathological changes in the eye in the older population; to be able to explain them more effectively to patients and offer appropriate advice.
    • 2.6.2 To improve the understanding of referral pathways for common ocular conditions in the older population and to know when to refer appropriately, understanding both national and local protocols.
    • 6.1.5 To improve the recognition of common ocular pathologies in the older population, such as cataract, glaucoma and AMD; to be able to differentiate patients with pathological changes from those with normal age-related physiological changes and so refer them appropriately.
    • 7.1.5 To improve the understanding of various aspects of visual function and how it changes in the older population, such as contrast sensitivity, visual acuity, colour vision and visual fields; to be able to assess them more effectively and differentiate normal age-related changes from pathological changes.
      Unit 1 - Introduction (~3 mins)