Paediatric Visual Impairment Study Day

  • 09 March 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 3rd Floor, Postgraduate Centre, Western Eye Hospital, Marylebone Rd, London
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Monday 9th March 2015


9.15-9.30          Registration

(tea and coffee will be provided at 10:05)

9.30-9.45           Introduction & Welcome:  Chaired by Rima Gokani (Deputy Head Orthoptist)
        The eye team and the patient journey  (Rima Gokani)

9.45- 10.05         Orthoptists
The New Gold Standard logMAR acuity, how to test and interpret vision (Jamie Spofforth)
10.05-10.25        Break (refreshments)
10.25-11.45       Optometrists
·         SeeAbility Children in Focus Campaign (Marek Karas)
·         A recap of refractive errors and syndromes associated with low accommodation (Tania Stewart-Davies)
·         Low Vision Aids: understanding what’s available (Solly)

11.45- 12.45       Ophthalmologist

·         Eye conditions that we commonly see that impact visual impairment (Professor Alistair Fielder)

12.45 – 13.30     Lunch (provided)

13.30- 14.15       Chaired by Maurice Sparrow (Visual Impairment teacher)

·Does stimulating vision help
·Role of the VI team, how to refer and correspondence

14.15-14.30:        Break (refreshments)

14.30 – 15.00:     Discussion Workshop:

·         Case discussions: how can we all contribute?

15.00-15.15:        Conclusion closing comments

 Please indicate any dietary or access requirements when booking

Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event, if you discover that you cannot attend. After that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place - but no refunds can be made.

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

0203 853 9797

Salisbury House · Station Road
Cambridge · CB1 2LA
United Kingdom