International Orthoptic Association

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The International Orthoptic Association represents over 20,000 orthoptists, in over 20 countries.

History[edit]

The International Orthoptic Association was formed in 1967 after the first International Orthoptic Congress. The British Orthoptic Association were the founding members.[1]

Registration and licensing[edit]

Orthoptists are required to be licensed by their respective countries. Many countries also require them to undertake continuing professional education [2]

Professional work[edit]

Orthoptists are part of the eye care professional team.[3] They primarily work alongside ophthalmologists, in the co-management of strabismus and binocular vision disorders, such as amblyopia.[4][5]

Orthoptists are involved in international research,[6] whilst some are employed (particular in the USA and Canada) to teach training ophthalmology residents the practice of standard orthoptic care, vision therapy and ocular sonographer practice.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.annmacvie.co.uk/
  2. ^ Koklanis K, Georgievski Z. Continuing professional education programs for orthoptists. Insight 2009; Feb/March: 43. [PDF]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  4. ^ Georgievski Z, Koklanis K, Leone J. Orthoptists' management of amblyopia - a case based survey. Strabismus, 2007, 15(3): 197-203. [Pubmed Link]
  5. ^ http://joboutlook.gov.au/pages/occupation.aspx?search=skillshortages&code=2514
  6. ^ Koklanis K, Georgievski Z. Recurrence of intermittent exotropia: Factors associated with surgical outcomes. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2008; 36 (Suppl 2): A765. [Link]
  7. ^ Devereux C, Georgievski Z, Santamaria L. An online discussion forum to support orthoptic clinical education. In: Verlohr D, Georgievski, Z, Rydberg, A (Eds.) Global Perspectives Converge Downunder. Transactions of the Xth International Orthoptic Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14–17 November 2004; 348-351.
  8. ^ http://www.australianorthopticboard.org.au/Registration/Registration.html

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