Modern Optics in Ophthalmology
December 3, 2011
GOAL OF THE COURSE
This course is part of a Master after Master program that is organised by the Collegium Ophthalmologicum Belgicum. These courses fit in the Master after Master program for our residents, independent of their year of training. However, this program is open for any ophthalmologist who would like to refresh his/her knowledge on different topics. The aim of this program is to achieve an ideal balance between theory and practice.
Presentation time: 25 min + 5 min discussion
09:00 Introduction and history of optics: the different properties of light/ history of ophthalmic optics
Frans Van de Velde
09:30 Fundamentals of Geometrical optics: refractive index, Snell's law, thin and thick lenses, lens conjugation, cardinal planes, eye models, optical systems (telescopes, microscopes, slit lamp, 60D lens), special optical elements (prisms)
Frans Van de Velde
10:00 Fundamentals of Lasers: atom model, basic quantum mechanics, Einstein principles, laser medium, optical pumping, opti- cal cavity, different laser types, interaction of laser light with tissue
10:45 Optics of the human eye and clinical refraction: basic ocular anatomy, far and near point, retinoscopy, autorefractometer, spectacle and contact lens correction, sphere, cylinder, prism ...
11:15 Refractive surgery: RK, PRK, LASIK, LASEK, DTK, Intacs, corneal inlays...
11:45 IOL Optics and IOL calculation: different types of IOL (monofocal, toric, multifocal,...), insertion methods, complications and IOL calculations
12:15 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 Principles and interpretation of visual acuity measurement: Visual acuity, Snellen chart, BCVA...
13:30 Principles and interpretation of corneal topography: Placido, Scheimpflug, OrbScan, astigmatism, keratoconus detection, ...
14:00 Principles and interpretation of aberrometry: Wave character of light, wavelength, amplitude, phase, interaction of waves, diffraction, Fourier transforms, PSF, MTF, PTF...
14:45 Principles and interpretation of the anterior chamber OCT: Basics about OCT and clinical application
15:15 Principles and interpretation of biometry: echography, PCI optical measurements
15:45 Principles of visual rehabilitation: low vision aids, principles and how to use them