Full course description
This course includes information about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of both juvenile and age-related macular degeneration; cataracts; diabetic retinopathy; glaucoma; retinitis pigmentosa; and other adult eye conditions.
This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.
- The student will know the symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment.
- Students will understand on impacts vision loss and how low vision services can help.
- Students will understand various treatment options and possible outcomes of treatment.
- Students will understand the issues related to the adjustment of vision loss.
The following are recommended screen reader and browser combinations.
Mac: Voiceover with the latest version of Safari,
PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox.
Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.
The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.
This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites:
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