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Vision Part 1: Visual Impairment in Stroke Survivors
This webinar will present a range of common eye conditions that are both age-related and stroke-related. Typical patient presenting symptoms will be highlighted with a focus on how these eye conditions can impact a patient's ability to interact or engage in activities designed to aid rehabilitation. This webinar will discuss strategies that staff should adopt to ensure the visual needs of stroke survivors are addressed.

Aug 8, 2022 02:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Michelle Courtney-Harris
B.AppSci (Orthoptics), MOA, AOB Lecturer @University of Technology, Sydney
Michelle Courtney-Harris is an experienced clinical orthoptist, and lecturer the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) dedicated to fostering academic learning and clinical education of orthoptic students. Michelle has recently completed a PhD, with the chosen area of research focused on visual problems in stroke and related ocular conditions. As a result of Michelle’s PhD project NSW Health now has a validated vision-screening tool and an accompanying eLearning module that can be accessed by practitioners to aid in the screening of vision problems in stroke survivors.
Neryla Jolly
Orthoptist @Royal Ryde Brain Injury Unit
Neryla Jolly is an orthoptist at Royal Ryde Brain Injury Unit and in private practice testing patients for Vision and Driving standards. Neryla's clinical experience has disclosed the importance of vision in daily living skills. Her research involvement has been in the areas of stroke and brain injury and their impact on vision.