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CC015070 Eye Clinic
The Orthoptist evaluates and manages childhood and adult eye movement abnormalities under the direction of an ophthalmologist. Participates in the education of orthoptic students, medical students, ophthalmology residents and also in clinical and basic research. Primarily responsible to aid staff, residents, and outside Ophthalmologist in the examination and treatment of patients with disorders of ocular motility and binocular vision. The Orthoptist and the Ophthalmologist function as a team to analyze examination results and to plan and execute therapy.
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
Required Work Experience:
Related Field – No experience required
Recommended Work Experience:
Certified Orthoptist (CO) – American Orthoptic Council (AOC)
2. Performs quantitative measurements, ocular sensory testing and diagnostic strabismus evaluations.
3. Reviews patient’s medical record prior to clinic visit to anticipate patient’s needs.
4. Completes orthoptic exam in a timely manner and provides documentation to pediatric ophthalmologist about results and notes changes from previous visit.
5. Evaluates, diagnoses and treats disorders of the visual systems with an emphasis on binocular vision or abnormal eye movements.
6. Examines patients with problems related to ocular motility, binocular vision, amblyopia or strabismus.
7. Assists ophthalmologist in planning and modifying plan of care based on assessment data.
8. Initiates orthoptic therapy in selected cases to include eye motility exercises.
9.Implement plan that includes prismatic and other orthoptic methods for the treatment of diplopia.
10. Educates patients and families through verbal or written explanation and documents response in the medical record.
11. Advances orthoptic treatment as indicated by patient progress and in consultation with the ophthalmologist.
12. Provides training related to clinical methods or orthoptics to students, resident physicians or other health professionals.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.
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