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Welcome to your Course Guide for OPT 6315 Clinical Ocular Anatomy and Physiology II

Three hours of lecture per week. This is the second part of a 7-credit hour course that focuses on the normal structure, development, and function of the human visual system. There is an emphasis on the clinical anatomy and physiology to include the changes associated with aging. The second part of the course starts with the crystalline lens and moves into the choroid, vitreous, retina and the visual pathway. Mechanisms involved in intraocular pressure control and mechanistic pathways for clinical intervention in the treatment of glaucoma, vascular autoregulation, nerve supply, accommodation, retinal structure and function, optic nerve and visual pathway defects will be emphasized using clinical correlates..

Identifying Research Articles - Tips

  • Will be listed as primary research, original research, basic research, or clinical trial. Primary research is clinical or experimental in nature where as secondary research reviews previous studies.
  • Authors’ names and affiliations are clearly stated on the first page of article.
  • May have identifying numbers assigned to indicate indexed in database PMID: 28122407 (for PubMed) or digital object identifier DOI: 10.1111/cxo.12507 which is a persistent link to the article.
  • Will have an ABSTRACT – Some elements potentially listed in a structured abstract via headings: Purpose, Introduction, Scope, Design, Participants, Methods/Methodology, Outcome Measures, Results, Discussion, Conclusion. You won't see all of these in one article.
  • ABSTRACTS are 150 – 300 words that summarize the article and help you determine if you need to read the entire article.
  • Will have REFERENCES listed at the end of the article – all the resources the author consulted for their research.
  • Will list KEYWORDS – to make searching more on the subject easier.

Example of acceptable research article:

                Research Article Example First Page


Tell-tale signs this article is not for this assignment:

States Review at the top and the abstract's first statement says "review."

                Example Review Article First Page Image


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