Webinar - Is this child likely to become myopic?

  • This session will focus on the most recent findings from the part College-funded Northern Ireland Childhood Errors of Refraction (NICER) Study and how it can help you identify children at risk of future myopia.

Date:

7.30pm – 8.30pm, 18 May 2021 Add to calendar

Topics:

Children, Myopia

Is this child likely to become myopic?

This webinar delivered by Sara McCullough MCOptom, will focus on the most recent findings from the part College-funded Northern Ireland Childhood Errors of Refraction (NICER) Study and how it can help you identify children at risk of future myopia.
 
The NICER Study has produced unique, longitudinal data from a large group of UK children describing the development of individual children’s refractive error (under cycloplegia) and eye growth over a nine-year period. Some key findings about predictive factors for myopia were published in September 2020. This session will cover the key elements of the work including how eye care practitioners can use a newly developed risk indicator to determine which children are likely to become myopic and also stratify those children who do become myopic according to how fast their myopia is likely to progress.  The risk indicator will be demonstrated during the session using a selection of case studies.  The session will also describe how the risk indicator can be used to support discussions with patients and their parents about strategies to delay myopia onset and when it might be appropriate to suggest myopia management strategies if myopia occurs. 

Dr Sara McCullough MCOptom Prof Cert Glaucoma

Professor Kathryn Saunders FCOptom

Professor of Optometry and Vision Science
Ulster University

 
Target audience: Optometrist
Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Ocular Disease.

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand the evidence surrounding the increasing prevalence of myopia and the risks associated, so you can explain the implications of myopia to patients and their parents.
  • Identify the risk factors present in children likely to develop myopia to appropriately inform patients and their parents of the modifications that can be made to their lifestyle in an attempt to delay myopia onset.
  • Determine the most appropriate management plan when a child becomes myopic, including when to suggest myopia management strategies and re-test intervals to effectively monitor refractive error change.
  • Understand how to use an evidence-based risk indicator to detect children at risk of myopia and to determine how quickly their myopia is likely to progress.

You will be able to claim one interactive CET point after attending this live session. 

Terms and conditions

  • To attend this webinar you must be a College of Optometrists' member.
  • To obtain your interactive CET point you must ensure the following standards are met, you must:
    • have a minimum attendance of 50 minutes
    • complete a minimum of 4 of the 6 polls.

CET does not apply to students and pre-registration trainees.

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What members say about our webinars

"Overall, excellent as always." MCOptom

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