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Paediatric Optometry Clinical Education Seminar

Date: 22/05/2022 (AEST)

Venue: Cairns Hospital Auditorium, QLD, 4870

Provider: Queensland Children’s Hospital

Contact: Melanie Lloyd, [E], [P] 0450 290 314

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Learning Objectives

  • Module 1 - Collaborative paediatric eye care – guidelines and practice 1. Know about the care burden in paediatric population 2. Explore appropriate ways to meet the increasing demand for paediatric eyecare 3. Implement best practice in paediatric care in collaboration with Ophthalmologists
  • Module 2 - Development of the visual system 1. Recognise the changes that occur developmentally from birth for visual acuity, ocular alignment and binocular eye movements, stereopsis, refractive error 2. Recognise the importance of same day referral upon recognising signs of retinoblastoma, congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma 3. Be able to identify the special populations in paediatric ophthalmology at higher risk of ocular complications and how to treat
  • Module 3 - Paediatric Eye Examination 1. Be able to identify the most suitable tests to implement in the clinical setting to appropriately diagnose and monitor paediatric patients 2. Be able to recognise the intricacies of testing and measuring the visual function of children and be able to apply this knowledge in a clinical setting 3. Recognise the importance of detailed history taking and be able to identify the most relevant information to assist with their diagnosis and management of patient
  • Module 4 - Refractive errors in children 1. Examine the relative contribution of each type of refractive error to the development of amblyopia. 2. Be able to describe the risk factors for myopia in an Australian population. 3. Be able to identify the indications for spectacle correction in childhood.
  • Module 5 - Strabismus in childhood 1. Be able to recognise the intricacies of different types of common childhood strabismus. 2. Be able to provide a diagnosis of strabismus according to their clinical evaluation. 3. Be able to formulate a differential diagnosis for like conditions according to their clinical evaluation
  • Module 6 - Amblyopia 1. Identify types of amblyopia, in particular the strabismic and refractive error conditions that underlie the condition 2. Recognize the diagnosis and consequences of amblyopia 3. Apply the current regimens for treatment and monitoring of amblyopia
  • Module 7 - Papilloedema Learning objectives: 1. Identify and differentiate the features of true and pseudo papilledema. 2. Be able to perform the clinical work up required to confirm diagnosis. 3. Establish and plan the management of the patient with papilloedema including appropriate referral.
  • Module 8 - Non-organic vision loss: Exploring the spectrum 1. Discuss and define and components of Non-Organic Vision Loss 2. Understand the examination approach to the patient suspicious for Non-Organic Vision Loss 3. Make appropriate management and support plan

Max CPD hours awarded: 7.25

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Paediatric Optometry Clinical Education Seminar
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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.