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Related undergraduate careers: Orthoptist

Orthoptists investigate, diagnose and treat physical obstructions to eye movement or vision, and any abnormalities that affect the eye muscles or nerves supplying the muscles. Conditions they treat include squints, reduced or double vision, ‘lazy eye’ and other disorders that arise from injury or disease. After they have carried out a detailed examination of the patient and a diagnosis has been made, treatment can be carried out. This may involve patching, eye exercises or recommendation for surgery. Orthoptists refer patients to other specialists when they identify vision problems caused...more

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