Human vision and function/The five common eye diseases

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Human eye cross-sectional view

In this topic, you will consider a range of case studies to engage the five most common eye diseases:

  1. Refractive error (the need for corrective lenses/glasses).
  2. Cataract
  3. Diabetic eye disease
  4. Glaucoma
  5. Age-related macular degeneration

Topic learning objectives[edit]

  1. Describe a problem clearly.
  2. Identify learning needs.
  3. Identify authoritative information.
  4. Take responsibility for developing effective learning strategies.
  5. Individually and as part of a team, evaluate behaviour of self and others.
  6. Communicate effectively to manage conflict, brainstorming and encouragement of others.
  7. Describe outcomes from managing the problem effectively.
  8. Interpret complex information into an appropriate mode to inform others.
  9. Risk factors for eye disease and those most at risk.
  10. Programs that aim to decrease risk factors.
  11. Social and monetary costs associated with decreased vision.

Case studies[edit]

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