Fellowship in Strabismus Management

Strabismus is diagnosed during an eye examination and variety of tests can help to detect strabismus. This fellowship is characterized by a broad exposure to clinical material and problem situations and can be tailored somewhat to fit special needs or interests of the optometrist.

Course Outline

  • PAPER I - CLASSIFICATION OF STRABISMUS

  • UNIT I: BASED ON DIRECTION OF DEVIATION

  • UNIT II: BASED ON COMITANCY

  • UNIT III: BASED ON ONSET AND DURATION

  • UNIT IV: BASED ON ACCOMMODATION

  • UNIT V: MECHANICALLY RESTRICTIVE STRABISMUS

  • PAPER II - DETECTION OF SQUINT

  • UNIT I: OBSERVATION OF PERSON'S APPEARANCE

  • UNIT II: POSITION OF CORNEAL REFLEX

  • UNIT III: COVER TEST

  • UNIT IV:BY USING SPECIAL INSTRUMENTS

  • PAPER III - MANAGEMENT OF SQUINT

  • UNIT I: ORTHOPTIC EXERCISES

  • UNIT II: PRISM

  • UNIT III: OPTICAL TREATMENT

  • UNIT IV: MANAGEMENT OF ACCOMMODATION

  • UNIT V: SURGICAL MANAGEMENT

  • PAPER IV - VISION THERAPY IN STRABISMUS

  • UNIT I: PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS

  • UNIT II: GUIDELINES FOR VISION THERAPY

  • UNIT III: VISION THERAPY TECHNIQUES

  • UNIT IV: VISION THERAPY MODALITIES

About this course

Strabismus is a common disorder of ocular alignment that affects 2–4% of children. It is commonly referred to as a ‘squint’ or ‘lazy eye’. The most debilitating consequence of untreated strabismus is the development of amblyopia (permanent loss of best corrected visual acuity in a structurally healthy eye). Early detection and treatment improves vision outcomes and psychosocial wellbeing for children with strabismus. Nonetheless, many cases of strabismus go unrecognised.

Strabismus management is to achieve good visual acuity in each eye, restore normal ocular alignment (as near as possible, which may be a small under or over correction) and maximize the potential for sensory cooperation between the two eyes (the development of binocular single vision, which includes 3D vision, or stereopsis).

The main objective of this fellowship program is to provide a comprehensive experience in all aspects of strabismus management.

The course is divided into two parts: Online Course and Hands on training. After successful completion of the online course and Hands on training, candidates must complete an online assessment test for each unit, comprising multiple choices and an onsite examination of the subject at the end of the academic year. A 75% pass rate is required.

Articles that are listed in your Recommended Reading list will be included in the assessment process. Videos that are listed on CORE as recommended viewing will also be included in the assessment process.



Objectives

Strabismus management is to achieve good visual acuity in each eye, restore normal ocular alignment (as near as possible, which may be a small under or over correction) and maximise the potential for sensory cooperation between the two eyes (the development of binocular single vision, which includes 3D vision, or stereopsis).

Eligibility

Fellowship is open to the optometrists who are completed 4 year Degree or 2 year Diploma in Optometry

Synthesis of knowledge about

    • check How is strabismus treated?
    • check Can strabismus be cured without surgery?
    • check How is strabismus diagnosed?
    • check What happens if strabismus is not treated?]
    • check Can strabismus go away on its own?
    • check What does a person with strabismus see?
    • check Is Strabismus surgery painful?
    • check Does Exotropia get worse?
    • check What is being done during Strabismus surgery?
    • check How long does Strabismus surgery results last?
    • check How dangerous is Strabismus surgery?
    • check What is the success rate of strabismus surgery?
    • check Can strabismus come back after surgery?
    • check Is Strabismus a disability?
    • check What age can you get Strabismus surgery?
    • check Does Strabismus surgery improve vision?
    • check When should strabismus resolve?
    • check Can glasses correct strabismus?
    • check Is Lazy eye the same as strabismus
    • check Can strabismus be cured without surgery?
    • check How long does Strabismus surgery last?
    • check Can strabismus be corrected in adults?
    • check Can Exotropia be cured?
    • check What are the risks of Strabismus surgery?
    • check Does Strabismus surgery improve vision?
    • check What causes sudden strabismus?
    • check Can you get strabismus later in life?
    • check Can strabismus happen suddenly?
    • check How early can strabismus be diagnosed?
    • check How do you test for strabismus in children?

Course Fee

₹20000

for Indian Students

$400

for International Students

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