Meeting:  2016 RANZCO


Date: 20 Nov 2016

Session Title: Course

Session Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Aim: This course will present challenging retinal cases with either a genetic background or an acquired disorder where there is confusion as to the underlying aetiology. Inherited retinal disorders are the now the most common cause of legal blindness in the working age population. Late onset retinal dysfunction poses particular challenges in diagnosis. The differential diagnosis for this group of patients includes autoimmune retinopathies, cancer associated retinopathies, inflammatory disorders and later onset inherited retinal disorders.

The importance of the phenotypic features is emphasised when attempting to differentiate the acquired and late onset inherited disorders. This course will highlight how the combination of structural imaging modalities (eg OCT, fundus autofluorescence and widefield fundus imaging) combined with functional (visual electrophysiology) assessment methods guides the diagnostic process.

The course will consist of an expert panel discussion of interesting cases with interactive audience participation and the opportunity for open discussion.


Dr Matthew Simunovic
A/Prof Alex Hunyor
A/Prof Robyn Jamieson
Dr Claire Hooper
A/Prof Clare Fraser
Prof Peter McCluskey