Module Overview

Binocular Vision 2

This module describes the clinical manifestations of the abnormally developed binocular system as well as acquired binocular and oculomotor anomalies, and discusses their clinical presentation, investigation and management. Knowledge of the differential aetiologies and prognoses of these disorders will be integrated with their clinical presentation and investigation so that learners can make clinical decisions. Clinical skills will be increased by the addition of the clinical techniques appropriate for investigating these disorders. The aim of this module is to further develop knowledge of abnormalities of the binocular system by discussing the clinical presentation, investigation and management of comitant and incomitant strabismus, and disorders of eye movement control.

Module Code

OPTO 3804

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

- Strabismus and sensori-motor adaptations, amblyopia, eccentric fixation, anomalous correspondence, suppression;- Clinical investigation of strabismus and adaptations;

- Management considerations in strabismic patients, prognosis, selection of cases for treatment, referral criteria;

- Management considerations in amblyopic patients, prognosis, selection of cases for treatment, referral criteria;

- Comitant vs. incomitant deviations;

- Investigation & management of incomitant deviations;

- Control of eye movements, types of eye movements;

- Saccades, pursuits, fixation, vestibulo-ocular reflex, optokinetic reflex, oculomotor reflexes;

- Gaze control;

- Nystagmus;

- The CORU Optical Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Optometrists.

The CORU Standards of Proficiency for Optometrists covered wholly or in part by this module are in the following domains: 4. Professional Development and 5. Professional Knowledge and Skills

Lectures, practicals, E-learning, directed study, self-directed study and specialist clinics.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40