LUE UUSIN: Oulun Ammattikorkeakoulun kansainvälisen kliinisen optometrian Master’s tutkinto-ohjelman tutkimusjulkaisu

Oulu University of Applied Sciences Master’s Degree in Clinical Optometry Thesis Research Projects

Clinical Guideline for Optometrists – Pre-cataract Surgery Assessment: An Innovation Project

Name: Ms. Päivi Tervaniemi

Title of the Master’s thesis: Clinical Guideline for Optometrists – Pre-cataract Surgery Assessment: An Innovation Project

Description: The purpose of this thesis was to create a clinical assessment guideline for optometrists for managing pre-surgery cataract patients in Finland and to create an easily understandable theoretic background about the basics of the human lens crystalline and the cataract.

Full-text link: https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-2022121027794

Clinical Guideline for Finnish Optometrists – Patient History, Creating a Patient History Questionnaire: An Innovation Project

Name: Ms. Satu Andersson

Title of the Master’s thesis: Clinical Guideline for Finnish Optometrists – Patient History, Creating a Patient History Questionnaire: An Innovation Project

Description: The purpose of this project was to produce evidence-based patient history guidelines for the Finnish Ethical Board of Optometry (OEN). This innovation project was performed as a literature review analysis-based research project between fall 2021 and fall 2022.

Full-text link: https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-2022120827353

Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Case Study

Name: Mr. Vesa Peuhkuri, BSc, MOptom

Title of the Master’s thesis: Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Case Study

Description: This study aims to evaluate the potential of teleophthalmology in glaucoma screening at optometrists’ appointments.

Full-text link: https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-2022100220732 

Developing a Model of a Dry Eye Practice in Finland: Survey Study

Name: Ms. Päivi Nokipii, BSc, MOptom

Title of the Master’s thesis: Developing a Model of a Dry Eye Practice in Finland: Survey Study

Description: This study aims to build a dry eye practice model in Finland based on the information from four expert interviews and the Dry Eye Workshop literature reports.

Full-text link: https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-2022100320748 

Digital Eye Strain in the New Era of Digitalization After the Outbreak of COVID-19: Scoping Review

Name: Ms. Riikka Torvela, BSc, MOptom

Title of the Master’s thesis: Digital Eye Strain in the New Era of Digitalization After the Outbreak of COVID-19: Scoping Review

Description: This scoping review aimed to identify existing research results and possible information deficiencies in the existing studies and compare empirical evidence of how the outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the use of digital devices and, thereby, digital eye strain in adults.

Full-text link: https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-2022100420834

Advancing Technology of Automated Refraction – Developing an Algorithm for Automated Subjective Refractometer: An Innovation Project

Name: Mr. Arto Hartikainen, BSc, MOptom

Title of the Master’s thesis: Advancing Technology of Automated Refraction – Developing an Algorithm for Automated Subjective Refractometer: An Innovation Project

Description: The purpose of this master thesis was to develop an algorithm for an automatic subjective refractometer with which the refractive status of an eye could be measured. It was an innovation project to Topcon Healthcare Solution Emea Oy, later called a “Company”. This master thesis was focused only on the distance refraction. It did not include binocular vision problems and near vision examination.

Full text link: https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-2022053013362