This course is aimed at ophthalmologists with some previous experience and an interest in acquiring specialised knowledge in strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology.
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
- Strabismus basics: anatomy of extraocular and orbital muscles
- Organisation of the oculomotor system
- The concept of diplopia
- Visual direction
- Visual confusion
- Sensory adaptation
- Motor value
- Fusion and extent of fusion
- Medical history
- Objective and subjective examination.
- Diagnosis and management of children with strabismus.
- Hyperaction of the oblique muscles
- Cranial nerve paralysis
Strabismus in adults
- Surgery for childhood-onset strabismus in adulthood
- Sensory strabismus: management and surgery
- Strabismus secondary to ocular surgery: strabismus secondary to retinal surgery with particular attention to retinal detachment surgery
- Strabismus secondary to cataract surgery
- Strabismus secondary to refractive surgery
- Assessing the risk of diplopia and/or oculomotor deviation in refractive surgery patients
- Strabismus secondary to orbital surgery
- Strabismus secondary to glaucoma surgery
- Strabismus secondary to ocular surface surgery
- Pathophysiological basis of diplopia
- Examination of diplopia patients
- Medical history
- Etiologic diagnosis and clinical approach
- Prism therapy
- Surgical management
- Early detection of disorders and comprehensive management of paediatric patients with eye disorders.
- Amblyopia: concept, pathophysiologic basis and classification, refraction technique and prescription of glasses and occlusion therapy, evolution and monitoring.
- Abnormalities in embryonic development: congenital cataracts: classification, associated abnormalities, clinical and surgical management, when and how to operate, surgical approaches and techniques.
- Visual rehabilitation and monitoring.
- Anterior segment dysgenesis.
Retinal disorders in childhood
- Clinical management and therapeutic approach to various diseases: retinal detachment in childhood, retinopathy of prematurity, retinal dysplasia and dystrophy, persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous.
Eyelid and lacrimal duct disorders
- Differential diagnosis of epiphora in children
- Management of lacrimal duct obstruction
- Classification and management of congenital ptosis
Ocular disorders associated with systemic disease
- The impact of different systemic diseases on the eye.