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Vision Defect Following Stroke


21 March 2019, 02:30pm

It is estimated that 65% of patients with acute stroke will have some form of visual impairment as a result of their stroke.  As life expectancy of the population rises the chance of also having other associated age related ocular disease that can cause visual impairment also escalates. The Stroke and Vision Defect Screening Tool and Education Module not only enables health professionals to clearly identify stroke-induced visual impairment and pre-existing ocular conditions, but also understand the implications on functional vision that could impede patient recovery and rehabilitation.  

The Stroke and Vision Defect Screening Tool and Education Module has been developed to enable health professionals to understand and identify stroke-induced and age-related visual impairment and support appropriate referrals for people who require comprehensive eye examination.

The formal education module can be accessed by NSW Health staff via (course code 160780759).

Staff external to NSW Health can access the training via

The course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and a certificate to document continued professional development is available upon completion.

It is recommended to complete the module prior to the webinar

Michelle Courtney-Harris B.AppSc (Orthoptics), MOA, AOB
Associate Lecturer | Responsible Academic Officer Clinical Education  | PhD Candidate

Please register for Vision Defect Following Stroke on 21 March 2:30 PM AEDT at:

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