Session 4:

Pharmacology of mydriatic drops and contraindications to mydriasis

Key issues for discussion

  • Discuss key features of mydriasis
  • Discuss the type of drops available for achieving mydriasis
  • Discuss eye and systemic conditions contraindicating mydriasis

Learning outcome

  • Develop knowledge related available mydriatic drops
  • Use critical appraisal deciding on the use of mydriasis

Drop instillation

Key issues for discussion

  • Discuss the importance of precise use of ophthalmic drops
  • Discuss the infection that can occur after non-sterile drop instillation
  • Discuss and demonstrate proper drop instillation

Learning outcome

  • Identify the appropriate method of instilling drops
  • Able to demonstrate proper drop instillation

Technology: computers, digital camera, database

for more details go to the English National Screening Programme's Website.

Key issues for discussion

  • Discuss key features of the computers and programmes required for screening
  • Discuss the type of digital camera used for screening
  • Discuss the database requirements for screening purposes

Learning outcome

  • Develop knowledge related technology used in a screening programme
  • Use critical appraisal deciding on technology needed

Digital Imaging

Key issues for discussion

  • Discuss key features of stereo film imaging and digital imaging
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of digital imaging

Learning outcome

  • Develop knowledge related to different type of imaging
  • Use critical appraisal in relation to imaging systems

Data acquisition: Data management

Key issues for discussion

  • Discuss the concept of 'data' in epidemiological studies
  • Discuss continuous and categorical variables
  • Discuss the difference between coding for 'no abnormality', 'not applicable', 'missing' and their bearing on the analysis of the results
  • Discuss the need for systematic data collection

Learning outcome

  • Able to design small datasheet and critically evaluate the values to be used

Data acquisition: Database design and development

Key issues for discussion

  • Discuss the basics of database programs
  • Discuss the need for the development of databases for epidemiological studies
  • Discuss how data management, study design and planned statistical analysis influence each other

Learning outcome

  • Able to discuss the database need for the small datasheet designed in data management section

During this session you are expected to read up on the camera you supposed to be using and also look at your local set-up. If you still do not have a local set-up, please read up on what you might need for setting up your own service and try to prepare for the Practical photography session. You can also use this session as an introduction to photography and attend the Medical Illustration Department to familiarise yourself with the setting, so you can spend your practical session in familiar environment.

Before the final exam:

Read the example of Ethical Ophthalmology provided and briefly explain the ethical and practical issues related to the care of this patient - maximum 1 page

Detailed grading for "Grading slides part 04" should be handed in.

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