OPT505 - Ocular Pathology Identification Refresher

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Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:26:01.899
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:00.681


Subject Title
Ocular Pathology Identification Refresher

Subject Description
This subject provides a review of common ocular pathology and common contact lens anomalies for Intern Opticians preparing to take the Registration Examinations.  From a presentation of slides students examine anterior segment complications of the eye and external adnexa.  Adverse ocular conditions related to contact lens fitting are highlighted.

Credit Status
Special Interest

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

1. Identify an anterior segment pathology from a presentation of slides.

2. Identify contact lens anomalies and recognize various stain patterns.

3. Recommend appropriate referral or aftercare for contact lens related ocular condition.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Discrimination/Harassment
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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.

Prerequisite(s)
Registered Intern Optician status with the College of Opticians of Ontario

Topic Outline
1.  Contact lens slides - adverse conditions related to contact lens wear

2.  Recognizing ocular staining

3.  Ocular pathology slides

Mode of Instruction
Students will review a selection of ocular pathology slides and contact lens fits.  Learners will discuss the accurate slide identification and appropriate aftercare.

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)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

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Approved by: Lisa Somers