LVCOL: Why Genes Matter: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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CPD Accreditation:

HPCSA: 1 Ethics CEU, Level 1
OASA (Ocularist Association of South Africa): Universal1 (one) point

Course Content:

Claudette Medefindt discusses the critical role of genetics in retinal vision loss. Study of the genes and gene products that express in the retina led to the understanding of  visual transduction and the complex biochemical reactions that convert a photon of light in the retina to a detailed visual image in the brain. Genetics continues to reveal more aspects of the miracle of vision as well as leading to promising pathways to treatment. Many of these treatments under investigation are gene or even mutation specific which necessitates a  genetic diagnosis to identify patients who will benefit from  these exciting interventions.  

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The Low Vision Centre of Learning is excited to welcome Claudette Medefindt. Claudette Medefindt is the Head of Science and Patient Services of Retina South Africa. Claudette is a qualified  peer counsellor and counsels newly diagnosed patients and families. She lectures extensively on Inherited Retinal Conditions.

Claudette recently retired as a Director of Retina International and as Deputy President of this Irish based Organisation. She is a Yoga Instructor and Life Coach. She is an amateur artist working in pastels, charcoals, and watercolours.   Claudette is partially sighted due to Retinitis Pigmentosa.

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