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An Optometrist's Guide to Dealing with Inherited Retinal Dystrophies

2.00 credits

Title: An Optometrist's Guide to Dealing with Inherited Retinal Dystrophies

Presenter: Pauline Xu, Senior Staff Optometrist at the Centre for Eye Health

Description:

Inherited retinal degenerations are a class of rare, single-gene disorders that represent the major cause of familial blindness in the Western world.  It is a rapidly evolving field where new gene-base treatments for those devastating conditions, which were previously thought untreatable, are now emerging.  This webinar discusses the optometrist’s role in dealing with IRDs.  

Learning Objectives:

1. Aware the wide clinical and genetic spectrum of IRDs and understand the inheritance pattern

2. Apply advanced imaging and electrophysiology to guide diagnosis and facilitate referral

3. Understand the latest technological advances in the treatments for IRDs

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