Optometrists understand the clinical implications of diurnal fluctuations of intraocular pressure. We know that the IOP is higher in the morning than at any other time of the day. It is now scientifically proven that the IOP follows a circadian rhythm. This circadian rhythm is now known as a risk factor for glaucoma progression. But why is this circadian fluctuation happening?
Once we are able to answer this question, we can begin to develop targeted treatments. But this is not the only complication of glaucoma. Ocular perfusion pressure is another risk that has complicated glaucoma management.
Circadian rhythms and ocular perfusion pressure are currently understood as There is as vascular variables in the pathogenesis of glaucoma. This relationship may be stronger in glaucoma individuals with reduced IOP. Adequate perfusion with adequate blood flow is essential to sustaining any tissue’s biochemical and nutritional requirements so that it can operate properly.
This course deconstructs circadian rhythm and ocular perfusion pressure. It ignites research and clinical interest in one of the latest management strategies for Glaucoma.
There are nine modules in this course. Each module has several topics in them. Each topic has articles and/or video lessons. You are required to read through each article and watch every video.
The Learning Management System detects and tracks user progress as it captures all digital footprints. The minimum expected duration for this self-paced training course is 5 hours.
On completing this training, you will be automatically issued a 10 CPD training certificate. This counts towards the pre-requisite for license renewals.