This course is specifically tailored for ophthalmology trainees undertaking the Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s Refraction Certificate Exam. The course provides ophthalmology trainees an opportunity to gain and develop knowledge in order to achieve the required exam competencies.
Topics covered in the course include:
- Vision and Prescriptions
- Lens neutralisation by hand and with a manual focimeter – incorporating the near addition and prisms
- Cycloplegic retinoscopy
- Non-cycloplegic retinoscopy
- Subjective refraction – incorporating refinement of the sphere, cylinder, near addition and binocular balancing techniques
Trainees will also be exposed to OSCE style questions followed by guidance on patient interaction and essential communication pointers during the OSCE.
All trainees are welcome to attend – from beginners to those wishing to supplement existing knowledge.