Date: Wed 24/03/2021 - Fri 24/03/2023
Optometrist Credits: 0.75 General credits
Event Type(s): Online
Retinal disease is an important cause of visual disability in children, the causes of which are different to those in adults. Correctly diagnosing a child who presents with retinal disease is often challenging. Clinical examination can be combined with an understanding of the underlying genetics to allow for an accurate diagnosis in many cases.
This CPD course reminds practitioners of the aetiology, signs, symptoms, and management of the retinal diseases that can present in childhood. It includes information about retinoblastoma, vascular abnormalities, congenital hamartomatous lesions of the retina, infective causes of retinal disease, retinal tears and detachment, and miscellaneous childhood retinal disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and sickle cell disease.