This interactive, face-to-face focus group will explore appropriateness of glaucoma and diabetic eyecare delivery by optometrists within Australia. The focus group will commence by exploring evidence-based care for the diagnosis, monitoring and management of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy/macular oedema. Results from the iCaretrack study, a record care audit, showing appropriateness of care delivery across several evidence-based clinical indicators for glaucoma and diabetic eyecare will be shared with the participants. The focus groups will analyse the appropriateness results to identify the clinical indicators that are being delivered at sub-optimal levels. A facilitated discussion will follow to identify barriers and facilitators for delivering appropriate glaucoma and diabetic eyecare.
iCaretrack Study II: Barriers & Facilitators to Eyecare Delivery
PRESENTER/S: Melinda Toomey, Rajendra Gyawali, A/Prof Isabelle Jalbert
1. Describe the evidence-based clinical indictors that are critical for appropriate diagnosis, monitoring and management of glaucoma
2.Describe the evidence-based clinical indictors that are critical for appropriate diagnosis, monitoring and management of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema
3. Understand the current level of care delivery by Australian optometrists for glaucoma and diabetic eyecare.
4. Analyse current gaps in care delivery by Australian optometrists for glaucoma and diabetic eyecare.
5. Propose barriers and facilitators to glaucoma and diabetic eyecare delivery that optometrists may encounter in clinical practice.
6. Gain self-awareness of their current performance in delivering glaucoma and diabetic eyecare compared to current clinical practice guidelines.