PEDIATRICS, PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY, AND REHABILITATION OF IMPAIRED VISUAL FUNCTION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To give basic pediatric informations necessary to health professionals who will frequently operate in a pediatric setting, with particular attention to preventive and social pediatrics
The course aims to train the student on the low vision problems, addressing the classification, the rehabilitation techniques, the main causes in children, adults, and elders. Completing the course, the student must know and be able to use the main auxiliary optic devices.
Course contents summary
The healthy newborn
Main neonatal diseases
Normal and abnormal growth
Gene and chromosome syndromes with ocular involvement
Upper and lower respiratory tract infections
Rheumatic and main congenital heart diseases
Acute poisoning in infancy
Health issues in adolescence.
Low vision: definition and classification.
· Rehabilitation: definition.
· Ocular diseases causing low vision in children: nystagmus, optic atrophy, congenital cataract, retinopathy of prematurely, congenital glaucoma, retinal degenerations.
· Ocular diseases causing low vision in adults: albinism, multiple sclerosis, optic atrophy, degenerative myopia.
· Ocular diseases causing low vision in elderly: diabetic retinopathy, age-related maculopathy.
· Magnification: definition.
· Auxiliary optic devices: lenses, optical telescope.
· Electronic devices: CCTV (black and white and colour portable video-magnification; electonic magnification, vocal synthesis.
M.Vanelli Argomenti di pediatria Edizioni TIERRE
A. Colembrander, D. C. Fistcher: "Oftalmologia clinica nel Nord America - Ipovisione e riabilitazione visiva", Verducu Editore;
Fondazione R. Hollman "Sight First: l'intervento precoce nei bambini con deficit visivo ", Lions Club Verbania;
P. B. Freeman, Randal T. Jose: "The art and practice of low vision", Buttersworth-Hainemann a division of Reed Publishing (USA) Inc.;
Organ Backman, Krister Inde: "Riabilitazione visiva del paziente ipovedente", Fabiano Editore;
Luigi Luparelli: "Ipovisione: i fondamenti e la pratica", Medical Books
Oral and practical lesson
Assessment methods and criteria