SURGICAL SKILLS (SS)

Learning Outcome

Surgery raised IOP

Code

SS5

Description

Trainees must be able to manage patients with raised intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma. They must understand and recognise the causes of raised IOP and the surgical options available. They must be able to manage raised IOP and glaucoma by performing appropriate procedures. The technique of surgery will depend upon clinical indications and current surgical practice. They must recognise when the management requires expert referral. They must be able to perform appropriate surgery for the emergency management of elevated IOP, such as in acute angle closure.

Assessment

OSATS1 Portfolio, end of year exams, COECSA Exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 3/4 yr program

Related Learning Outcomes

SS1 - SS17

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