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Part 2: Visual and Ocular Consequences of Moderate to Severe Acquired Brain Injury

Available from: 1/04/2023 (AEDT)

Where to publish:

Provider: ACBO

Contact: Sarah Edwards, [E], [P] 0418117717

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the conditions and events which may cause a moderate to severe acquired brain injury
  • Review the criteria for distinguishing a moderate to severe brain injury from a mild brain injury
  • Evaluate the relevance of brain imaging to optometric diagnosis and management of moderate to severe acquired brain injury
  • Explain the different features and consequences of ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes
  • Recall the risk factors for ischaemic or haemorrhagic strokes
  • Restate the vascular anatomy of an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), and the consequences of a ruptured AVM
  • Locate the approximate brain area related to specific visual field loss patterns
  • Recall the effects of particular neurological visual field losses on activities of daily living such as reading or driving
  • Compare the benefits and limitations of static and dynamic visual field testing
  • Explain the visual and neurological bases for Riddoch’s phenomenon
  • Recall the aetiologies of fourth cranial nerve palsies
  • Remember the signs of sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • Review the features of supranuclear palsy
  • Contrast the features of photophobia and pattern glare
  • Explain the symptoms of pattern glare
  • Recognise the symptoms of visual motion sensitivity
  • Express the possible signs and symptoms of abnormal egocentric spatial localization
  • Review the neural and other processes resulting in abnormal egocentric spatial localization
  • Recall the features of Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome as described by Padula
  • Contrast the features of Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy
  • List the visual issues associated potentially with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of possibly raised intracranial pressure

Max CPD hours awarded: 6

Session Information

Part 2: Visual and Ocular Consequences of Moderate to Severe Acquired Brain Injury
Duration of CPD Session/Module
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component

Acknowledgement of Country

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