Wednesday 30th August 2023
6:30pm - 7:30am
Online - Webinar
Eye conditions that affect children include myopia, hyperopia, amblyopia, strabismus and astigmatism. Early identification of these conditions in children helps support timely intervention and can prevent further vision loss.
Frequent visits by infants and children to general practitioners provide opportunities for disease prevention and health promotion. These interactions provide opportunities for eye checks and identification of vision issues requiring referral.
This webinar will give general practitioners evidence-based information about common eye conditions experienced by children, treatment and referral pathways.
This webinar is part of a series of eye health and vision care education events planned for 2023 that will explain the main causes of vision loss, and what general practitioners can do to prevent vision loss amongst their patients.
Zeinab Fakih is currently the lead Optometrist of paediatric services at the Australian College of Optometry (ACO).
She has completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching from The University of Melbourne, a Master’s Degree of Public Health from University of Sydney and a Certificate of Children’s Vision through the ACO.
She has a keen interest in teaching and has worked as both a senior clinical teaching instructor at the University of Melbourne and in teaching clinics at the ACO. Zeinab is passionate about the provision of eye care to disadvantaged populations.
Zeinab has special interest in myopia and is currently researching the effect of social factors on the management of myopia.