Program Description


This short course has been designed to outline differential diagnosis of disorders that involve anterior segment and posterior segment of the eye. It also provides differential diagnosis of common visual symptoms and signs, such as visual disturbance, visual complaint, head position, and visual field defects. In addition, extra information is provided regarding general issues in differential diagnosis, anterior chamber angle and ocular surface, optical considerations, normative data, useful tables, tolerance, and visual hygiene. A complete list of differential diagnosis is simply introduced for each particular visual symptom and sign to relieve quickly the diagnosis of the patient in a routine clinical ophthalmic practice. The course has been focused on differential diagnosis of the eye disorders based on clinical symptoms and signs. Therefore, differential diagnosis of clinical manifestation of various eye disorders is based on their presentations.


Contact Person


Ms. Sara Roshani, International Affairs Officer Email: Tel.: (+98 21) 7753 6586 Fax: (+98 21) 7753 4133



Program Objectives


  • Introduction to differential diagnosis of the eye disorders based on clinical symptoms and signs


Method of Instruction


  • This course will be presented by lectures, lecture-discussions, demonstrations, case reports, and hospital record analysis.


Program Location


School of Rehabilitation of Tehran University of Medical Sciences:TUMS School of Rehabilitation is well known for developing high quality professional programs in Physiotherapy, Audiology, Optometry, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. This school, with the history of about 48 years, was founded in 1965. This center is a nationally recognized leader in the education of allied health providers in Iran. Its history, influence and academic strengths have made it one of the most prestigious rehabilitation centers in the region. Enhancing the level of health in society by participating in international health and wellbeing programs to reach excellence in education and research is a major goal of this center.Website: E-mail: Tel: +98 21 7752 8468


Program Director(s)


  • Dr. Ali Nouraeinejad, Assistant Professor


Program Instructors


  • Dr. Ali Nouraeinejad, Assistant Professor


Numbers and Dates







Number Of Positions Offered 3
Program Duration one month
Program Start Date August 24, 2019
Program Finish Date September 22, 2019
Application Deadline June 15, 2019
Tuition Fee $1000


Who Can Attend


Graduate optometrists, optometry students, ophthalmology residents, and medical students.





Being enthusiastically interested in the eye.


How To Apply


All applicants should apply online. Please note there is no in-person admission. You can fill in the Online Application Form and upload all the required documents at Online Application Form For more information on online application procedure please contact


Visa Application


TUMS will assist you in obtaining your visa after you are admitted. All international students are required to obtain a student visa from the Iranian Consulate/Embassy in their home country before departing for Iran. After we receive your completed Visa Application Form (VAF), at least 6 to 8 weeks should be allowed for the completion of the visa application.Student will enter Iran with a one-month visa. After visiting their school and familiarizing themselves with the schedule and surroundings, students will be accompanied to the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology in order to extend their student visa (if necessary).




If you require accommodation, you will be given the opportunity to use our international dormitories located close to campus in Tehran at student rate.