Exam Content Outline

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I. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (12%)
  1. Ocular
    • General Characteristics
    • Parts of the Eye
      • Sclera
      • Iris
      • Ciliary Body
      • Choroid
      • Retina
      • Retinal Pigment Epithelium
      • Lens
      • Vitreous and Aqueous
      • Conjunctiva
      • Extraocular Muscles
      • Optic Nerve
      • Canal of Schlemm
      • Pupil
      • Anterior and Posterior Chambers
      • Eyelid
      • Glands
      • Tenon’s Capsule
    • Refractive Power of the Eye
      • Refractive Properties
      • Refractive Errors
    • Accommodation
    • Other
  2. Corneal
    • General Characteristics
    • Corneal Layers
      • Epithelium
      • Bowman’s Membrane
      • Stroma
      • Descemet’s Membrane
      • Endothelium
    • Metabolic Functions
    • State of Hydration
    • Factors Affecting Transparency
      • Rejection
      • Other
II. SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR PRACTICE (24%)
  1. Microbiology
    • Organisms
    • Cultures
  2. Quality Assurance and Control
    • EBAA Medical Standards
    • EBAA Standardized Procedures
    • Sterilization
    • Refrigeration and Temperature Recording
    • Instrument Inspection, Cleaning, and Handling
    • Quality Assurance Monitoring
    • Record Keeping and Documentation
    • Professional Standards
      • Accreditation
      • Certification
    • Adverse Reaction Reports
    • Recalls and Withdrawals
    • Other
  3. Diseases and Epidemiology
    • Prevention of Disease Transmission
      • EBAA Medical Standards
      • Aseptic Technique
      • Standard Precautions
      • Laminar Flow Hood
      • Communicable Disease
    • Conditions of the Eye
    • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
    • HIV
    • Hepatitis
    • Septicemia
    • Diseases of Unknown Etiology
    • Contraindications to Transplantation
    • Rabies
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Other
III. DONOR-RELATED ISSUES (20%)
  1. Consent
    • Required Request Law
    • Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
    • Informed Consent Procedures and Documentation
  2. Donor History, Screening, and Evaluation
    • EBAA Medical Standards
    • Blood Drawing Procedures
    • Serology
      • Tests
      • Hemodilution
    • Determination of Suitability
      • Donation
      • Transplant
  3. Legislation and Regulatory Requirements
    • FDA Registration
    • FDA Donor Eligibility Rule
    • FDA Good Tissue Practices
    • CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP)
    • Other
IV. TISSUE RELATED PROCEDURES (20%)
  1. Preservation of Tissue
    • Procedures and Methods
    • Storage Solution
  2. Transport and Storage of Tissue
    • Packaging and Labeling
    • Documentation Requirements
    • Distribution of Tissue
    • Storage
  3. Examination and Evaluation of Tissue
    • Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy
    • Specular Microscopy
    • Other
  4. Surgical Procedures
    • Penetrating Keratoplasty
    • Lamellar Keratoplasty
      • Anterior
      • Posterior
    • Epikeratoplasty
    • Patch Graft
    • Refractive Keratoplasty
    • Trabeculectomy
    • Sclera
    • Keratolimbal Allograft
    • Other
  5. Use of Tissue in Education and Research
V. TECHNICAL PROCEDURES (24%)
  1. Whole Eye Enucleations
    • Preparation
    • Equipment, Supplies, and Reagents
    • Procedure
  2. Corneal Excisions
    • Preparation
    • Equipment, Supplies, and Reagents
    • Procedure
  3. Scleral Preservation
    • Preparation
    • Equipment, Supplies, and Reagents
    • Procedure
  4. Tissue Processing
    • Preparation
    • Equipment, Supplies, and Reagents
    • Procedure
  5. Safety
    • Preparation
    • Equipment, Supplies, and Reagents
    • Procedure