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ACBO Practical Vision Therapy Workshop 3 - Treatment of Amblyopia 2019

Date: 16/07/2019

Venue: 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne , VIC, 3000

Provider: ACBO

Contact: Maria Gorbunova, [E] admin@acbo.org.au, [P] 0434451381

Learning Objectives

  • 1. Define amblyopia 2. Define various aetiologies for amblyopia including: • Refractive, •Strabismus, • Image degradation, • Mixed 3. Define Strabismus, including classifications: •Exotropia, , • Esotropia, • Hypertropia • Constant versus intermittent, • Alternating versus Unilateral
  • 1. Define the treatment options for refractive amblyopia, including: 1. Refractive correction, 2. Penalisation/occlusion, 3. Vision Therapy 2. Understand & discuss the considerations for refractive correction: 1. Prescription – how much?, 2. Aniseikonia, 3. Refractive Engineering 3. Understand the merits & considerations for occlusion/penalisation, including: 1. Fogging, 2. Direct & Indirect Patching, 3. Length of treatment, 4. Compliance, 5. Active vs Passive approaches
  • 1. Understand the merits of different vision therapy activities aimed at the treatment of anisometropic amblyopia 2. Understand that activities must be presented according to a treatment hierachy, involving consideration of: 1. Monocular skill equalisation 2. Spatial awareness & localisation 3. Biocular versus binocular 3. Understand the use of filters, lenses and prisms to alter space and provide a way for patients to process vision independently or simultaneously through both visual channels
  • 1. Deliver vision therapy techniques to patients with amblyopia by adjusting for working distance, target size and/or target brightness. 2. Deliver in-office therapy techniques using equipment including: 1. Vectograms, 2. Cheiroscopes, 3. Prism glasses, 4. Randot targets 3. Deliver therapy techniques requiring home-based reinforcement, by providing the patient with ways to load the activity as they progress.

Max points awarded: 15.00

Session Information

Name
Intro to Amblyopia
Activity Type
Face to Face without Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
3.00
Name
Treatment Considerations for Amblyopia
Activity Type
Face to Face without Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
3.00
Name
Vision Therapy for Amblyopia
Activity Type
Face to Face Small Workshop
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
4.50
Name
Vision Therapy for Amblyopia
Activity Type
Face to Face Small Workshop
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
4.50

NameActivity TypeTherapeutic?Manufacturer/
Supplier?
Points for attending &
Passing Assessment
Intro to AmblyopiaFace to Face without AssessmentNoNo3.00
Treatment Considerations for AmblyopiaFace to Face without AssessmentNoNo3.00
Vision Therapy for AmblyopiaFace to Face Small WorkshopNoNo4.50
Vision Therapy for AmblyopiaFace to Face Small WorkshopNoNo4.50