Continuing Education
Title Low 

Date 2014-01-06
Time 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (registration starts at 7:45pm)
Venue Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Credit 1.5 CPD hour
Fee HK$400 (fee waived for HKSPO members and guests)
Speaker Susana Chung, MScOptom, PhD, FAAO, FARVO
People with macular disorders often lose their central vision, resulting in reduced visual acuities and contrast sensitivities. Tasks such as reading, identifying faces and mobility often become difficult for these patients. Can we help them improve their residual vision so that they can handle their activities of daily living more efficiently?
In this talk, I will first provide an overview of how we manage patients with macular disorders at the UC Berkeley Low Vision Clinic. Several cases of patient management will be presented, along with a brief discussion of the pros and cons of some of the newer technologies of low vision devices.
In the second part of the talk, I will present some recent research findings from my lab showing how we could improve the functional vision of people with central vision loss.