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A New/Old Approach to Strabismus and Amblyopia

Date: 9/11/2021 - 18/11/2021 (ACDT)

Venue: Online Webinar, AUSTRALIA

Provider: ACBO

Contact: Sarah Edwards, [E] admin@acbo.org.au, [P] 0396143400

Learning Objectives

  • 1.1Characterise the basic principles underlying the development of amblyopia and strabismus in order to ensure early detection and management 2.Explain treatment plans, including the chronology of development of problems, demographics and epidemiology.
  • 2.1 Explain the individual differences in how amblyopia can develop, change and affect a child or adult, and how the amblyopia may respond to treatment 2. Express the individual differences in how strabismus can develop, change and affect a child or adult, and how the amblyopia may respond to treatment
  • 3. 1 Relate the basic principles underlying the treatment of strabismus, especially with regard to ocular muscle anatomy, physiology and functionality 2 Explain the effect of surgical and non- surgical treatments 3 Describe treatment plans to the patient.
  • 4.1. Characterise the development and management of esotropia in children and especially in respect to accommodation, including accommodative convergent squints and partially convergent squints and their management. 2. Express the assessment requirements in children with esotropia including acuity, squint angle, eccentric fixation and ARC before devising a treatment plan.
  • 5. 1. Recognise the significance of unexpected responses to treatment of amblyopia and strabismus which might indicate serious underlying neurological problems, and recognise the need to refer for advice. 2 .Perform a binocular vision work - up including various versions of Hess charts. 3. Discuss the nature and significance of anomalous correspondence and how to test for it .
  • 6. 1. Explain by means of case histories how various binocular vision anomalies can be treated 2. Review the outcomes that should be expected from binocular vision treatment.
  • 7. 1 Define how to go about approaching treatment of amblyopia and strabismus 2 List activities which can be used and in what order they need to be used in order to make significant improvements in visual outcomes. 3 Discuss how to develop a management plan for treatment of amblyopia and strabismus.
  • 8. 1 Characterise how to prescribe lenses for the patient who has amblyopia and strabismus in order to make improvements in visual outcomes. 2 Discuss how to develop a management plan using lenses where appropriate for treatment of amblyopia and strabismus.
  • 9. 1 Describe how to use active methods of improving amblyopia as an alternative or adjunct to patching in patients with amblyopia or strabismus. 2 Recall how to use appropriate language and provide good simple explanations of exercises prescribed to help children to improve binocular and monocular visual function.
  • 10. 1 Employ active methods of improving amblyopia as an alternative or adjunct to patching in patients with amblyopia or strabismus to eliminate suppression. 2 Discuss how to use appropriate language and provide good simple explanations of exercises prescribed to help children improve binocular and monocular visual function to eliminate suppression.
  • 11. 1 Apply active methods of improving amblyopia as an alternative or adjunct to patching in patients with amblyopia or strabismus to develop resilient binocular performance. 2 Employ appropriate language and provide good simple explanations of exercises prescribed to help children improve binocular and monocular visual function to develop resilient binocular performance.
  • 12. 1 Employ active methods of improving amblyopia as an alternative or adjunct to patching in patients with amblyopia or strabismus to facilitate development of simultaneous bi-ocular vision. 2 Describe how to use appropriate language and provide good simple explanations of exercises prescribed to help children improve binocular and monocular visual function, to facilitate development of simultaneous bi-ocular vision.
  • 13. 1 Reproduce active methods of improving amblyopia as an alternative or adjunct to patching in patients with amblyopia or strabismus to enable working with both eyes. 2 Restate how to use appropriate language and provide good simple explanations of exercises prescribed to help children improve binocular and monocular visual function, to enable working with both eyes.
  • 14. 1 Explain how to use active methods of improving amblyopia as an alternative or adjunct to patching in patients with amblyopia or strabismus using basic simple binocular activities. 2 Recall how to use appropriate language and provide good simple explanations of exercises prescribed to help children improve binocular and monocular visual function, when using basic simple binocular activities.
  • 15. 1 Describe how to use active computer vision therapy methods of improving amblyopia as an alternative or adjunct to patching in patients with amblyopia or strabismus. 2 Discuss computerised programmes and programmes which are widely available to licensed eye care practitioners to prescribe and be familiar with what they can do for a patient in managing their visual and binocular.
  • 16. 1 Define the principles of using red - green glasses and targets to ensure no suppression with active binocular tasks whilst the patient maintains binocular vision in all directions of gaze 2 Recall how to use appropriate language and provide good simple explanations of exercises prescribed to help children improve binocular and monocular visual function, integrating accommodation, in all positions of gaze.

Max CPD hours awarded: 24

Session Information

Name
Day 1.1. Amblyopia and strabismus: Introduction to basic principles
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1.5
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1.5
Name
Day 1. 2 Amblyopia and strabismus: the critical nature of the individual patient
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1
Name
Day 1. 3 Understanding strabismus in context of anatomy and physiology
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1.5
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1.5
Name
Day 2. 4 Esotropia
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1.5
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1.5
Name
Day 2. 5 Examination for strabismus; Neurological aspects
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1.5
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1.5
Name
Day 2. 6 Strabismus, amblyopia and nystagmus grand rounds
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1
Name
Day 3. 7 Approach to treating amblyopia and strabismus
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
2
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
2
Name
Day 3. 8 Lens prescribing in strabismus and amblyopia
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
2
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
2
Name
Day 4. 9 Developing acuity, hand eye and accurate eye movements and attention in amblyopia and strabismus
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
2
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
2
Name
Day4. 10 Exercises to eliminate suppression
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
2
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
2
Name
Day 5.11 Developing resilient binocular performance
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1.5
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1.5
Name
Day 5.12. Developing acuity, hand eye: Developing simultaneous bi-ocular vision
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1.5
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1.5
Name
Day 5.13 Working with both eyes
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1
Name
Day 6. 14 Basic simple binocular activities
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1.5
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1.5
Name
Day 6. 15 Computers for vision therapy
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1.5
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1.5
Name
Day 6.16 Integrating accommodation, vergence without suppression in all position of gaze
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1