Topics of direct relevance to ocular therapeutics and their use in primary care optometry include the diagnosis, management and therapy of:
- anterior ocular surface disease (infection and inflammation of the conjunctiva, cornea, eyelids)
- inflammatory disease of the anterior uvea
- diseases of the lacrimal system
- congenital and acquired retinal disease
- diabetic retinopathy
- age-related maculopathy
The topic of co-management with an ophthalmologist is covered in relation to glaucoma and surgery for cataract and refractive errors.
Other topics include ocular emergencies, ocular trauma, and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.