Lec 8

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ijesc
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300892
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Lec 8
Updated:
2015-04-15 23:54:31
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Lec 8
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  1. What relationship does the retina have with the brain?
    it is a part of it
  2. What can refractive error impact on?
    person + community = public health crisis
  3. How is the person impacted by refractive error?
    • learning/vocation
    • personal $ cost
    • lifestyle
    • cosmetic issues
    • pathological consquences
  4. How is the community impacted by refractive error?
    • $ spent on subsidization
    • loss of manpower
  5. How does public health get affected by refractive error?
    • Not everyone has access to eyecare
    • eyecare is not available everywhere
    • not subsidized/has medicare everywhere
  6. What is high myopia?
    WHO defines it as =>-5.00
  7. What are the stats associated with high myopia?
    10-12% of singaporeans and taiwanese population2nd leading cause of impairment4th leading cause of blindness
  8. Theories of RE aetiology
    • choroidal push/scleral stretch
    • retinal physiology that allows it to develop
    • physiological/psychological stress
  9. Choroidal push/scleral stretch is not an __________ but a ___________
    • driver/initiator
    • consequence

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