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OEP VT3 Strabismus and Amblyopia 2020

logical framework & expected human visual development
QLD Gold Coast, Australien
Veranstaltungsnummer: 33742
Gebühren ab: 2.275,00 €
verfügbare Plätze: unbegrenzt
Sprache: Deutsch

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  • Datum
    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.


    Teilnehmer max.

    Gebühren ab
    2.275,00 €
    Members: $2275
    Non-members: $2870
  • Speaker 

    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.


    DAY 1
    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
    DAY 2
    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

    DAY 3
    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
    DAY 4
    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


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

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