Module 1: OCT Part 1 (Note: Click index-01.html link to view the file. In order to open the course)
In this first part of the course, you will learn about OCT in Glaucoma. First, you will read about the OCT background and how it works. Secondly, you will learn about optic nerve imaging (ONH and cpRNFL) and macular imaging. Then, you will get an insight into how to interpret the ONH and cpRNFL imaging measurements, as well as macular OCT imaging in both normal and glaucomatous eyes. Finally, in this first part of the lesson, you will learn about artifacts that can result in false-positive and false-negative results in any of the scanning protocols.
Module 2: OCT Part 2
In this second part of the course, you will continue to learn about OCT in glaucoma. First, you will read about structure and function relationships. Secondly, you will learn about ONH, cpRNFL, and macular imaging in monitoring glaucoma progression. Then, you will get seven recommended steps to analyze and interpret OCT images in glaucoma.
In this course, you will learn about Ocular Hypertension (OHT) and its possible progression to glaucoma. First, you will learn some basic concepts about OHT, its prevalence in different ethnic groups and the risk of progression to glaucoma. Next, you will read about both structural testing (Optic disc photography, CLSO and OCT) and functional testing (SAP, SWAP and FDT). You will also learn about the importance of treatment and follow-up.
In this lesson, we provide you with recommendations and suggestions for the increase of adherence.
First, you will learn about the terminology surrounding the concept of adherence. Next, you will learn about some of the causes of non-adherence and how to measure adherence and persistence. Lastly, you will read helpful suggestions and recommendations to improve adherence in patients.
In this lesson, you will learn about the approach to failed trabeculectomy. First, you will gain insight into glaucoma filtration surgeries, both penetrating and non-penetrating and the risk factors of trabeculectomy failure, and you will get acquainted with the definition of trabeculectomy success and failure. Next, you will learn about prevention, including Moorfields’ safer surgery, titratability using adjustable or releasable sutures, post-operative follow-up and assessment of blebs. Then, you will learn about complications, in particular, hypotony. Lastly, you will learn about management of bleb leaks, overfiltration hypotony, internal ostium obstruction, high IOP and resistance from flap.