NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Optometry 263 non-M.S. students to engage in individual research of personal interest with close supervision and guidance. (36-0-3) CVR 8394—Independent Study IV in Clinical Electrodiagnostic Research Offering competency-based instruction in the utilization of paradigms for research applications, this course is tailored to individual research interests (e.g., identifying electrophysiological markers associated with visual deficits). The purpose of this course is to provide a means for M.S. students to intensively review potential thesis topics and for non-M.S. students to engage in individual research of personal interest with close supervision and guidance. (36-0-3) Binocular Vision and Pediatric Courses CVR 8410—Binocular Vision This course covers six different aspects. First, the method of crowdsourcing will be reviewed and the subjective descriptions about the ghost images experienced in patients who received monovision treatment will be collected. Second, the literature about different categories of ocular dominance will be reviewed, with particular attention on sensory dominance. Third, a computer program to quantitatively measure the sensory dominance will be introduced. Fourth, the method to simulate monovision will be introduced, Fifth, the student will propose a method that could quantify the ghost experience, based on the analysis of the subjective descriptions collected before. Finally, the student will design an experiment to explore the relationship between ghost experience and ocular sensory dominance. (36-0-3) CVR 8420—Methods in Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry This course is an overview of the research methods applied in studies about binocular vision. Those methods range from measuring the response from a single neuron to the response of a population of neurons and to the system level (behavioral). The key emphasis will be on how those different methods relate to each other. The course will begin with an overview of the ways to measure ocular dominance, including sighting dominance, motor dominance, and sensory dominance, and how they are related to monovision. Then the ways to measure binocular interaction, such as contrast combination, binocular suppression, and binocular rivalry will be covered. How abnormal visual experience leads to binocular deficit, eventually amblyopia, will be covered here. The third part of the course will be about the coordination of movement between the two eyes, with emphasis on how this coordination is disrupted by abnormal visual experience in early life. (36-0-3) CVR 8491—Independent Study I in Binocular Vision This course supports the student in developing and preparing a paradigm for a selected topic/question in clinical research, including the preparation of an extensive literature review. A timetable delineating objectives for each phase of the study guides the student. Progress is reported on a weekly basis. A proposal of the project is prepared in the format of the NSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) to be submitted for review by the IRB by the end of the course. (36-0-3) CVR 8492—Independent Study II in Binocular Vision Data collection and analysis is performed during this quarter. The student is expected to present preliminary data on the research topic as a poster format for the major research meetings about vision (AAO, AOA, or ARVO). (36-0-3) CVR 8493—Independent Study III in Binocular Vision Students can elect to take 2-quarter (CVR 8893) or 4-quarter (CVR 8895) credits at this point in the program. Students must complete data analysis and submit the thesis for review by the thesis committee. (36-0-3) CVR 8494—Independent Study IV in Binocular Vision The student completes data analysis and submits the thesis for review by the thesis committee at the end of this quarter. (36-0-3) Contact Lens Courses CVR 8510—Cornea and Contact Lens Practice This course reviews basic properties of light and optics with specific emphasis on contact lens. The classification and properties of lens materials are discussed. (36-0-3) CVR 8520—Advanced Methods in Contact Lens Fitting and Performance This course offers an investigation of corneal parameters in rigid gas permeable and hydrogel contact lens fitting, including toric and bifocal contact lenses. The performance of each lens type and the measures employed to determine contact lens performance are discussed. Seminal contact lens developments and research are reviewed. (36-0-3) CVR 8591—Independent Study I in Contact Lens Individual study in a specific topic is proposed by the student and approved by the student’s faculty adviser. Projects may take the form of literature reviews with a critical interpretation of the literature, or a specialized fitting (with documentation) of one or a series of difficult/unusual cases, or other appropriate activities mutually agreeable to the student and faculty adviser. Weekly conferences are required. The purpose of this course is to provide a means for M.S. students to intensively review potential thesis topics and for non-M.S. students to engage in individual research of personal interest with close supervision and guidance. (36-0-3) CVR 8592—Independent Study II in Contact Lens Individual study in a specific topic is proposed by the student and approved by the student’s faculty adviser. Projects may

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