CPD: Retinal diseases in childhood – part 1 (AU 2C, NZ 0.75CD)


Retinal disease is an important cause of visual disability in children, the causes of which are different to those in adults. Correctly diagnosing a child who presents with retinal disease is often challenging. Clinical examination can be combined with an understanding of the underlying genetics to allow for an accurate diagnosis in many cases.

This CPD course reminds practitioners of the aetiology, signs, symptoms, and management of the retinal diseases that can present in childhood. It includes information about retinoblastoma, vascular abnormalities, congenital hamartomatous lesions of the retina, infective causes of retinal disease, retinal tears and detachment, and miscellaneous childhood retinal disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and sickle cell disease.

See also: Retinal diseases in childhood – part 2

Points available

Australia: 2 C points, self-accredited
New Zealand: 0.75 CD points, accredited to 31 October 2020

Learning objectives

  1. To review the different types of paediatric retinal diseases.
  2. To review the common signs and symptoms of retinal disorders in children.
  3. To review some rare retinal disorders that can affect children.
  4. To highlight different treatment and management options of retinal disorders in children.

How to access

NOTE: ProFile online CPD is currently only available to Specsavers employees with an iLearn account. If you are an external optometrist and would like to be added to our database to receive online CPD material, email anz.profile@specsavers.com

Method #1
Login to iLearn and find the course using the following path:
Available Courses > Optometrist > CPD Online Learning > Retinal Diseases in Childhood Pt 1 (AU 2C, NZ 0.75CD)

Method #2
Directly access the course lessons in iLearn using the following links:
Read ‘Retinal Diseases in Childhood Pt 1’ (PDF)
Complete the quiz

Both iLearn lessons (article and quiz) must be completed to claim CPD points.


Once you have successfully completed the article and quiz components, an evaluation form will appear within the course that allows you to provide feedback and help Specsavers improve the quality of our CPD.


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