About the Course

This course has been developed to help the non-ophthalmologist be comfortable with eye pathologies when they present themselves.

We will cover the anatomy of the eye, assessing visual acuity, some common ophthalmic presentations, some emergencies and a whole host of other ophthalmic issues for the non-specialist.

The course was developed by Muhammed Jawad, an ophthalmology senior registrar and Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

This course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Foundation Programme Curriculum

This course covers the following Foundation Programme Curriculum areas:

10.Recognises, assesses and manages patients with long term conditions

11.Obtains history, performs clinical examination, formulates differential diagnosis and management plan

About the Author

Mr. Muhammed Jawad

Ophthalmology Consultant

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Eye Complaints

    • Introduction

    • Basic anatomy of the eye

    • The cornea and iris

    • The lens, vitreous and retina

    • How to assess and record visual acuity

    • Eye drops

    • The red eye

    • Iritis

    • Chemical injury

    • Corneal ulcers

    • Episcleritis

    • Acute glaucoma

    • Subconjunctival haemorrhage

  • 2


    • Test yourself

  • 3


    • Answers