OPT300 - Ocular Patho-Physiology

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Subject Title
Ocular Patho-Physiology

Subject Description
This subject explores ocular pathology in terms of physiological complications of contact lens wear, inflammation, toxicity and allergy. Students learn to identify common anomalies of the eye that affect contact lens wear. Examination and treatment procedures are included.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Opticianry Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Assess the implications of microbial invasion upon ocular tissue, identifying factors which promote the transmission of infection as well as preventative measures.

2. Evaluate anterior segment complications of contact lens wear and associated procedures for management.

3. Analyze the function of tears and anomalies in the preocular tear film related to contact lens wear.

4. Discuss ocular pathology in terms of cause, manifestation, contact lens wear and the overall effect on vision.

5. Describe the clinical presentation of acute corneal crisis, recommendations for treatment and practitioner responsibility to the client.

6. Analyze the implications of systemic conditions and medications related to vision and contact lens wear.

7. Assess the pharmacological action and side effects of commonly used ophthalmic solutions.

8. From a presentation of slides, identify and describe ocular pathology stating the effects on contact lens wear.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

OPT 104 & OPT 301

Topic Outline
** A detailed weekly topic outline will be distributed in the first class.

  •     Microbiology and Infection Control
  •     Pathology and the Inflammation Response 
  •     Infectious Agents
  •     Conjunctival Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 
  •     Lids and Tear Film
  •     Corneal Tissues and Pathologies
  •     Effects of Contact Lens Use on the Eye 
  •     Ingredients of Contact Lens Solutions
  •     Inflammation of Extra Ocular Structures
  •     Tumours and Lesions of the Eye
  •     Effect of Systemic Conditions on Vision
  •     Common Eye Medications
  •     Trauma to the Eye
  •     COO Guidelines for Referral

Mode of Instruction
Instructors of OPT300 may choose from a variety of teaching modes including classroom lectures, slide presentation and open discussion.

Prescribed Texts
1. Clinical Anatomy of the Visual System
3rd ED, Lee Ann Remington;
Butterworth-Heinemann ISBN 1437719260
2. Ophthalmology: A Pocket Textbook Atlas;  G.Lang;
Butterworth-Heinemann ISBN 9781588905550

Reference Material
Dictionary of the Eye Terminology
5th ED, Cassin, Solomon:
Triad Publishing
ISBN 0937404683

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
In Seneca College Health Science Programs, a minimum grade of "C" (60%) is required for promotion.

Quizzes 20% 
Slide Exam 10%
Midterm Exam 30% 
Final Exam 40%
Total 100

Students must pass the final examination with a minimum score of 60% in order to pass this subject.
Students must have a minimum score of 60% on the slide exam in order to pass this subject.

Testing dates have been pre-arranged and are non-negotiable. If a test is missed students are required to provide documentation, such as a doctor's certificate
stating the illness, along with a written request for make-up testing privileges within 7 days following the date of the test. Make-up examinations will be granted for extenuating circumstances only at the discretion of the appropriate Faculty. 

Approved by: Lisa Somers