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


Most retinal dystrophies are caused by a variety of identified genetic defects, many of which become symptomatic in childhood. Hereditary causes are identified in up to 50% of visually impaired school children. These may occur as an isolated abnormality in an otherwise normal child or may be associated with other systemic abnormalities.

This CPD course discusses the signs and symptoms of retinal disorders in childhood. It concentrates on inherited retinal dystrophies and explains the difference between ‘stationary’ and ‘progressive’ retinal conditions and modes of inheritance.

See also: Retinal diseases in childhood – part 1

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 modes of inheritance of inherited retinal dystrophy.
  2. To understand the different types of stationary retinal disorders.
  3. To understand the different types of progressive retinal disorders.

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 Part 2 (AU 2C, NZ 0.75CD)

Method #2
Directly access the course lessons in iLearn using the following links:
Read ‘Retinal Diseases in Childhood Part 2’ (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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