NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

252 College of Optometry anisometropia and aniseikonia, optical principles of low vision devices, optics of contact lenses, and vision in the workplace and protective eyewear. (54-0-3) OPTL 4234*—Ophthalmic Optics II Lab This course offers hands-on training in measuring frame dimensions, pupillary distance, segment height, fitting center height, and vertex distance, as well as fabricating and adjusting spectacles andmaking simple frame repairs. An introduction to the extensive variety of progressive addition lenses available, and the methods for correcting vertical imbalance, is also provided. (0-36-1) OPT 4322*—Introduction to Binocular Vision Sensory aspects of binocular vision, neurophysiological foundations. Visual direction, the horopter, binocular fusion, rivalry, stereopsis, aniseikonia, motion in depth, binocular visual neurophysiology, normal development of binocular vision, strabismic and anisometropic amblyopia, and normal and anomalous retinal correspondence. Clinical, researchoriented tests and treatments for abnormal binocular visual function. (36-0-2) OPT 4433—Anomalies of Binocular Vision I The primary goal of this course is to prepare the student, as a primary care optometric physician, to recognize, examine, and properly manage patients with functional ocular motor, accommodative, and vergence disorders. Accommodative and vergence mechanisms, such as lens prescribing and vision therapy, are also discussed, along with a logical, evidencebased approach to the treatment of non-strabismic binocular vision disorders. (54-0-3) OPTL 4433—Anomalies of Binocular Vision I Lab Application of concepts and material presented in Anomalies of Binocular Vision I lecture OPT 4433. (0-36-1) OPT 4524—Optometric Theory and Methods IV This course is intended to assist students in the mastery of knowledge needed by a Doctor of Optometry. While this course should help you prepare for future licensing exams, nothing in this course, including the lectures and discussions, coursework, study guides, teaching notes, or other materials, should be believed or understood to use actual confidential exam items from licensing exams. All material in this course has been prepared in good faith to comply with the highest ethical standards of the profession. (36-0-2) OPTL 4524—Optometric Theory andMethods IV Lab This course provides practical experience with advanced optometric testing procedures including three-mirror and scleral depression and automated visual fields, as well as trial frame experience. Students will practice with electronic health records and incorporating the techniques of a comprehensive exam into an efficient and complete exam sequence. Practice time for the preclinical proficiency exam will be included. (0-54-1.5) OPT 4634—Diagnosis and Pharmacological Management of Posterior Segment Ocular Disease This course will introduce the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, treatment, and management of posterior segment ocular diseases. Emphasis will be placed on clinical anatomy, including cellular structure and function of the vitreous, retina, and choroid, along with disease pathology and treatments. Ancillary diagnostic procedures, including optical coherence tomography, optical coherence tomography angiography, fluorescein angiography, and fundus autofluorescence, will be introduced. Clinical case analyses will be used to highlight topics of clinical retina. (36-0-2) OPT 4635—Seminars in Posterior Segment Ocular Disease This course will provide a case-based and integrative approach to diagnosis and management of clinical posterior segment disease. Emphasis will be placed on clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management discussed in a case-based setting; imaging and advanced diagnostic procedures; and interprofessional education. Clinical case analyses will be used to highlight topics in retinal and other posterior segment pathology. (18-0-1) OPT 4636—Diagnosis, Pharmacological, and Interventional Management of Glaucoma This course examines the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. Emphasis is placed upon the advanced optometric management of disease. The role of the optometrist in the pharmacological and interventional management of this group of diseases is maximized to the fullest extent of optometric training. (36-0-2) OPT 4721—Nutrition in Eye Care This course will include a basic overview of human nutrition, including macro- and micro-nutrients in the diet. A specific emphasis will be placed on nutrients with respect to ocular health, including the carotenoids; the essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6; vitamins A, C, D, and E, and the B vitamins; zinc, selenium, and other trace elements; and other nutrients known to play a role in ocular disease (coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid, taurine, magnesium, etc.). We will examine nutrition from an evidence-based perspective, using landmark studies as a framework for discussion. Body mass index, glycemic index, and obesity will be discussed as they relate to systemic and ocular disease. (18-0-1) OPT 4811—Epidemiology A study of basic principles of epidemiology with emphasis on the epidemiology of vision disorders. Topics include disease models, rates and indices, descriptive and analytic studies, screening concepts, major eye studies, control of infectious

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