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OEP VT3 Strabismus and Amblyopia 2020

QLD Gold Coast, Australien

OEP VT3 Strabismus and Amblyopia 2020

logical framework & expected human visual development

05.11.2020, 09:00 - 08.11.2020, 15:00
Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO)
Strabismus and amblyopia have a reputation for being difficult to understand and treat. This course is intended to provide a logical framework for understanding and delivering consistent care for patients with these diseases. This course will focus on the development of amblyopia and strabismus in the context of expected human visual development. Once the mechanisms underlying the development of strabismus and amblyopia are understood, treating the conditions is easier and more predictable.


Max. Teilnehmer: unbegrenzt
Gebühren ab: 2.275,00 AUD

Members: $2275
Non-members: $2870
Diese Veranstaltung findet einmalig statt und bietet Fortbildungsmöglichkeiten für Optometristen/-innen.
Veranstaltungsnummer: 33742
Gebühren ab: ab 2.275,00
verfügbare Plätze: unbegrenzt
Sprache: Englisch
Vom Veranstalter gemeldetes Programm:


Rob Lewis

Eligibility / Prerequisites

  • PLEASE NOTE:  Places will not be held or reserved
  • Experienced therapist and optometrists
  • Optometrists: Must have completed OEP VT1 - VT for Visual Dysfunctions
  • Therapists: Must have completed OEP VT1. Can only attend if their Optometrist has completed VT1 & VT2 or is attending the same course at the same time


A link to the pre-readings and survey will be sent to conference delegates a couple of weeks before the course starts.


9-10.30am Introduction to basic
1. Understand the basic principles underlying the development of
amblyopia and strabismus in order to ensure early detection and
management and be able to communicate treatment plans to the
2. Understand demographics and epidemiology of amblyopia and
3. Understand that previous surgery is not a barrier to treatment
11-12.30pm Chronology with case
example; demographics
and epidemiology
1.Understand the chronology of development of problems,
2.Understand the importance of demographics
3.Understand the role of epidemiology.
1.30-3pm Why strabismus seems
different from other visual
1. Understand how and why amblyopia and strabismus develop
2. Understand how strabismus and amblyopia are functionally
3. Understand how the development of amblyopia or strabismus
can be beneficial to the person at a specified point in time but not
3.30-5pm The critical nature of the
individual patient
1. Learn how specific disruptions or "thwarting" experiences
occurring at critical times in normal infant development
2. Understand how this can result in strabismus or amblyopia
3. Understand how differences in patients can affect treatment
9-10.30am The mythology of
strabismus and the
countering science
1. Strabismus viewed as altered binocularity rather than a
monocular condition
2. Strabismus and amblyopia can be treated past the traditionally
viewed “critical” period
3. Understand occlusion success rates for various subtypes of
amblyopia & the long-term success of occlusion
11-12.30pm Accommodative ET,
Genesis and introduction
to hyperopic prescribing
1. Understand the development and management of esotropia in
2. Understand issues in respect to accommodation:
3. Accommodative convergent squints and partially convergent
squints and their management.
1.30-3pm Cycloplegia and the
Cambridge Visual
Screening Programme
1. Understands the use of photorefractive techniques and video
refraction including the sensitivity and specificity and how this
compares with cycloplegic refraction results and
2. Be aware of the results of the Cambridge infant vision screening
3. Understand the results of two infant vision screening
programmes: prediction and prevention of strabismus and
amblyopia from photo- and video refractive screening
3.30-5pm What behavioural
optometry has to offer

1. Understand the significance and accuracy of using video refractive

2. Understand the drawbacks of these techniques
3. Predicting patients with amblyopia and strabismus in hyperopic

9-10.30am The basic behavioural
examination for strabismus
1. Understand the significance of unexpected response to
treatment of amblyopia and strabismus that might indicate serious
underlying neurological problems
2. Be confident to refer for advice
3. Be aware of how to perform a bv work up including various
versions of Hess charts, and understand the nature and significance
of anomalous correspondence and how to test for it .
11-12.30pm What outcomes to expect
illustrated through detailed
case studies
1. Understand by means of case histories how various bv anomalies
can be treated
2. Understand outcomes that should be expected.
3. Understand the concepts described in the case studies
1.30-3pm Introduction to Visual
1. Understand how to go about approaching treatment of amblyopia
and strabismus and
2. Understand what exercises can be used and in what order they
need to be used in order to make significant improvements in visual
3. Understand how to develop a management plan for treatment of
amblyopia and strabismus
3.30-5pm Lens prescribing with an
emphasis on plus lens
1. Understand how to go about approaching prescribing lenses for
the patient who has amblyopia and strabismus
2. Understand how to make improvements in visual outcomes.
3. Understand how to develop a management plan using lenses
where appropriate for treatment of amblyopia and strabismus
9-10.30am Assessment
1. Visual acuity assessment – preferential looking, OKN drums
2. Illiterate charts
3. Projector vs chart, logMAR vs Snellen
4. Modification with pinhole, 2 x telescope, ND filters
5. VEP/VER’s
6. Macula integrity testing, and cyclo deviation assessment
11-12.30pm Workshop on Vision
1. Anticrowding techniques
2. Disassociation techniques
3. Transparency techniques
4. CAM therapy
5. Auditory Biofeedback
1.30-3pm Other Factors to Consider 1. Nystagmus therapy
2. Critical periods
3. Longterm occlusion outcomes



QLD Gold Coast, Australien
Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO)

Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO)
Maria Gorbunova
Tel.: +61 (0)3 9614 3400


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