Clinical Skills Certificate Course:

Extraocular Muscle Skills


Course level:

This course is intended for ophthalmic assistants, technicians and technologists.

Course structure:

This course consists of short, illustrated reading segments. There is a quiz at the end of the course. Upon passing the quiz, the user will receive a certificate of completion.

Estimated time to complete:

One and one half hours.

Short Course Description:

This course on extraocular muscle clinical skills includes discussion of binocular vision, cover tests, the Worth 4-dot test, the red lens test, Hirshberg/Krimsky measurements, the Bagolini lens test, exophthalmometry, the Maddox Rod test and the Von Graefe technique, fusional vergence measurements, and measuring prism in glasses.

For the Detailed Course Description, see below

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Detailed Course Description

Binocular Vision, Part 1

Depth Perception
Stereo viewing and stereo simulation
Abnormal binocularity
Testing for amblyopia
Testing for fusion and stereo acuity

Binocular Vision,  Part 2

Stereo tests
   Stereo fly test
   Stereo randot test
   Stereo random dot E

The four diopter base out prism test

Ocular motility: Cover Tests

The Cover Test
  Identifying deviations by direction and by deviating eye
  Exceptional situations

The Uncover Test

The Cover/Uncover Test
   LXT demo
   Exophoria demo

The Alternate Cover Test
  What is the difference between the Cover-Uncover Test and the Alternate Cover Test?

EOM Related Skills

The Worth 4-dot Test
The Red Lens Test
Hirshberg/Krimsky Measurements
The Bagolini Lens Test
The Maddox Rod Test and the Von Graefe Technique
Fusional Vergence Measurements

Measuring Prism in Glasses

Horizontal prism
Vertical prism
Mixed prism