Infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) is a constant involuntary oscillation of the eyes which, in 80% of cases, is associated with a sensory defect such as albinism.
The onset of INS is generally at birth or in the first few postnatal weeks, although nystagmus can also onset in later life, associated with brain lesions.
This article concentrates on INS and how visual potential is maximised by the use of foveation periods, null position and head nodding. It also looks at how nystagmus impacts vision, including its effect on visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and refractive error.
Australia: 2 C points, self-accredited
New Zealand: 1 GP point, accredited to 31 October 2020
- Optometrists will have a greater understanding of the ways in which visual potential is maximised by the use of foveation periods, null position and head nodding.
- Optometrists will have a greater understanding of the visual acuity of people with nystagmus.
- Optometrists will have a greater understanding of the contrast sensitivity of people with nystagmus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Login to iLearn and find the course using the following path:
Available Courses > Optometrist > CPD Online Learning > Understanding Nystagmus (AU 2C, NZ 1GP)
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.
For technical support, visit the FAQ page.