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Retinal Diseases in Childhood – Part 2

Date: Sat 01/09/2018 - Sat 31/10/2020

Provider: Specsavers

Optometrist Credits: 0.75 Clinical Diagnostic Credits

Event Type(s): Online

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Most retinal dystrophies are caused by a variety of identified genetic defects, many of which become symptomatic in childhood. Hereditary causes are identified in up to 50% of visually impaired school children. These may occur as an isolated abnormality in an otherwise normal child or may be associated with other systemic abnormalities.

This CPD course discusses the signs and symptoms of retinal disorders in childhood. It concentrates on inherited retinal dystrophies and explains the difference between ‘stationary’ and ‘progressive’ retinal conditions and modes of inheritance.

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