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Paediatric Optometry Clinical Education Workshop and Webinar

Date: 19/06/2021 (AEST)

Venue: Queensland Children’s Hospital, 501 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101


Provider: Queensland Children’s Hospital

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

Learning Objectives

  • Know about the care burden in paediatric population.
  • Explore appropriate ways to meet the increasing demand for paediatric eyecare
  • Implement best practice in paediatric care in collaboration with Ophthalmologists
  • Recognise the changes that occur developmentally from birth for visual acuity, ocular alignment and binocular eye movements, stereopsis, refractive error.
  • Recognise the importance of same day referral upon recognising signs of retinoblastoma, congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma.
  • Be able to identify the special populations in paediatric ophthalmology at higher risk of ocular complications and how to treat
  • Be able to identify the most suitable tests to implement in the clinical setting in order to appropriately diagnose and monitor paediatric patients
  • 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
  • Recognise the importance of detailed history taking and be able to identify the most relevant information to assist with their diagnosis and management of paediatric patients.
  • Examine the relative contribution of each type of refractive error to the development of amblyopia.
  • Be able to describe the risk factors for myopia in an Australian population.
  • Be able to identify the indications for spectacle correction in childhood.
  • Be able to recognise the intricacies of different types of common childhood strabismus.
  • Be able to provide a diagnosis of strabismus according to their clinical evaluation.
  • Be able to formulate a differential diagnosis for like conditions according to their clinical evaluation
  • Identify types of amblyopia, in particular the strabismic and refractive error conditions that underlie the condition
  • Recognize the diagnosis and consequences of amblyopia.
  • Apply the current regimens for treatment and monitoring of amblyopia
  • Identify and differentiate the features of true and pseudo-papilledema.
  • Be able to perform the clinical work up required to confirm diagnosis.
  • Establish and plan the management of the patient with disc swelling including appropriate referral.
  • Discuss and define and components of Non-Organic Vision Loss
  • Understand the examination approach to the patient suspicious for Non-Organic Vision Loss
  • Comprehend and adopt methods of management and support

Max CPD hours awarded: 8.25

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Paediatric Optometry Clinical Education Workshop and Webinar
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