Practical Skills PS2

To assess a patient clinically, in OPD and elsewhere, in particular to:

TITLERETINOSCOPY AND SUBJECTIVE REFRACTION

Code

PS2

Learning Outcome

  • Assess a patient’s refractive error.
  • Assess a patient’s spectacle lenses using neutralisation techniques and focimetry.
  • Perform retinoscopy and an accurate subjective refraction, and provide an appropriate prescription.
  • Assess a patient’s binocular co-operation and advise on whether this should be corrected optically.
  • Perform an accurate cycloplegic refraction (especially on a child) and provide an appropriate prescription.

Assessment

CRSret Refraction certificate Portfolio Part 2 FRCOphth 

Assessor

Consultant ophthalmologist, Senior OST (Year 4, 5, 6, 7)

Target Year of Achievement

Year 3

Related Learning Outcomes

PM14 PM15 PM16 BCS6 

Overview

  • Recognise the difference between refracting children and adults.
  • Be familiar with optical prescription documentation.
  • Consider going on a Refraction Course.

Resources

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