This course is aimed at ophthalmologists with some previous experience and an interest in acquiring specialised knowledge in glaucoma.
Students participate in theoretical and practical elements of day-to-day practice.
Continuous assessment and a theory and practice examination.
Attendance and completion of research work are obligatory.
The Autonomous University of Barcelona course fee is €8.860.
The course fee should be paid at the IMO's office.
- Patient examination in consultation room.
- Performing of supplementary tests.
- Assisting in surgeries.
- Emergency care
- Participation in research work.
- Presence and participation in teaching
Anatomy and glaucoma pathophysiology
- Anatomy of the irido/corneal angle and aqueous humour drainage routes.
- Anatomy of the ciliary body.
- Anatomy of the optic nerve.
- Physiology of the aqueous humour.
- Pathogenetic mechanisms of congenital glaucoma.
- Pathogenetic mechanisms of primary open-angle glaucoma.
- Pathogenetic mechanisms of primary closed-angle glaucoma.
- Pathogenic mechanisms of secondary glaucoma.
- Epidemiology and risk factors.
- Clinical symptoms of congenital glaucoma.
- Clinical symptoms of primary open-angle glaucoma.
- Clinical symptoms of primary closed-angle glaucoma.
- Clinical symptoms of normotensive glaucoma.
- Etiopathology and classification.
- Clinical symptoms of secondary open-angle glaucoma (acute and chronic)
- Clinical symptoms of secondary closed-angle glaucoma (acute and chronic)
- Anterior segment biomicroscopy.
- Posterior segment biomicroscopy.
- Optic disc biomicroscopy.
- Direct, indirect and dynamic gonioscopy.
- Direct and indirect optic disc ophthalmoscopy.
- Campimetry: white/white perimetry, blue/yellow perimetry, full-threshold perimetry and perimetry with rapid techniques.
- Analysis of the nerve fibres of the retina and optic disc: HRT, GDx, OCT.
- Pachymetry and ultrasound biomicroscopy.
- Ocular Response Analyser (ORA).
- Hypotensive eye drugs: aqueous humour production inhibitors and outflow enhancers.
- Mechanisms of action and adverse effects of different drugs.
- Monotherapies and fixed combinations.
- Laser types: argon, diode, Nd: YAG.
- Treatments: Peripheral iridotomy with Nd: YAG laser, peripheral iridoplasty and trabeculoplasty with argon or diode laser
- Suture lysis with argon laser and goniopuncture with Nd: YAG.
- Cyclophotocoagulation and endocylophotocoagulation with diode laser.
- Penetrating filtering surgery: trabeculectomy.
- Non-penetrating: deep sclerectomy.
- Tube shunts: Ahmed valve and Molteno drainage device.
- Antimetabolites: 5FU and mitomycin C.