Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (Students will be at the entry level or…
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Students will be at the entry level or existing optometric technicians. Students will be familiar with verbiage and basic information about the eye and structures. This program is designed to give technicians better insight for recognizing CSC and aiding doctors in diagnosing patients. Student will have a minimum of 3-months of training prior taking this class.
Specialized imaging will be used to better identify if a patient is suffering from CSC. Optos takes images of the surface of the retina and have two different imaging types. Students will get to practice taking images with the Optos device and create better evidence that supports whether a patient have CSC or not. Students will be required to capture at least five images on this device for practice.
OCT imaging is another specialized imaging device. This device can look at several layers of the retina in a specific area of the eye. Students will learn strategies to capture images of the retina that can provide better evidence a patient has CSC. Students will be required to capture at least five images on this device and print their best image for practice.
Students will be equipped with the knowledge to identify patients at risk of having CSC. Students will be able to know what questions to ask during pre-screening before patients visit with the doctor. Students will role play as technicians and patients to practice medical interviewing skills and become more comfortable with dialogue relating to CSC.
The PowerPoint presentation will go over the risk groups, identifiers, definition, and image samples of healthy retinas and retinas with CSC. There will be video presentations of how to properly capture images using the Optos and OCT devices. Students will be given a study guide to follow along with the presentation, as this serves as a outline of the post presentation quiz.
Post Lesson Quiz/Evaluation
The quiz will serve as a support item to prove students have successfully learned from the lesson provided. The evaluation will serve as an area for improvements during the presentation, things that went well, and things that could have been done differently.