Glaucoma is an ophthalmic disease with an important and worlwide prevalence, owing to, it is considerated a social disease. The Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) is the most common type of glaucoma and, being asymptomatic (at least in ealier stages) and irreversible, warrants a particular skill among all opthalmological care-givers treating this disease. The aim of this Course is to provide the trainee assistant in ophthalmology with a systematic, practical and detailed approach to the diagnosis and management (medical and surgical) of the various forms of glaucoma, making them capable of supporting the eye-specialist in all phases of the diagnostic and therapeutic process.
The attendance is mandatory
Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.
Aqueous humor flow anatomy
Aqueous humor flow physiology
Classification of glaucomas
Glaucoma diagnostic (low tech and high tech)
Laser therapy and other physical agents
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