BIO 214 - Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Eye

4 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Eye is a fundamental course in helping ophthalmic science professionals learn how the eye functions. Topics include the overall anatomy of the eye and orbital structure, how the sense of sight is produced, anatomical and biological causes of refractive errors and common eye disorders, as well as diseases of the eye and associated treatments. Laboratory sessions are coordinated with the lectures and emphasize experimentation and application of the lecture content. Experiments are supplemented by the review of anatomical models, dissection, identification of various eye pathology, introduction to ophthalmic equipment and instrumentation. Students will also observe techniques in modern cataract surgery (phacoemulsification) and LASIK. SCI (F)