Objectives: An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, ocular adnexa and surrounds and an introduction to the visual pathways. This course aims to relate form and function of the ocular system.
Brief Curriculum: Introduction to the gross anatomy of the eye and adnexa (including nerve and blood supply); introduction to cellular anatomy of the components of the eye and ocular adnexa. This includes an introduction to the optic nerve and visual pathways. Physiology of the eye including the ocular surface dynamics, corneal wound healing, aqueous humour dynamics and intraocular pressure regulation, neural control of the pupil and physiology and biochemistry of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium.
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