Science

Ocular Therapeutics

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
  • glaucoma

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.