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Strabismus in childhood

Strabismus in childhood

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Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour


May 17, 2016


March 15, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Gill Adams provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of strabismus in childhood. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include how to screen children who are at-risk, and when to refer to ophthalmology services.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify risk factors for the development of a squint in children
  • Understand the prevalence of strabismus
  • Consider management options

  • Recognise when urgent ophthalmic referral is required
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment choices
  • Determine the impact of glasses prescription on surgery rates
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Gill Adams
    Consultant ophthalmic surgeon
    Moorfields Eye Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required