University of Edinburgh

CVI Damage to the Brain: a common cause of visual impairment in children

1 October 2007 onwards

Fee: free
Closing date: 1 October


This course is a re-creation of a workshop on Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) conducted by Professor Gordon Dutton, at the 2006 AER International Conference as an online course. The course provides students an overview of the visual system and how it works, disorders of vision due to damage to the brain. Professor Dutton provides participants theory and practical application from his expertise as a clinician working with children and their families having been diagnosed with CVI.  The course is broken into 8 learning modules: Introduction; Anatomy Action and Assessment; Visual Input; Assessment; Approaches; Dorsal Stream; Ventral Stream, Typical Examples (total 4 hours’ delivery). These are followed by examination and evaluation.

The intended audience for this course is any care provider working with a child diagnosed or suspected of having CVI.

We have a restricted number of free places (50) sponsored by Visual Impairment Scotland as a gesture of thanks for completing the VIS education questionnaires. An evaluative report on the course is requested from each participant on completion of the course.

Please email Liz Izatt ( with your email address if you would like to take up a place. Places will be allocated strictly on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Presenter: Professor Gordon Dutton (Created by AER)