Differentiating Hereditary Disorders in Children with Poor Vision

Dawn DeCarlo

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Abstract

This course will review the most common optic nerve and retinal conditions that cause vision impairment in childhood. Emphasis will be on the differential diagnosis of these conditions using appropriate special testing and will include case discussions. Conditions covered include achromatopsia, albinism, optic nerve hypoplasia, hereditary optic atrophy, Leber congenital amaurosis and others. Medical treatments current and future will be discussed. 

 

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Year: 2016

Program Number: PS172016

Author Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Room: Ballroom C