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OCT Imaging in AMD Management and Latest Research Updates

Date: 11/11/2019

Venue: 7/32 Gisborne Street, VIC, 3002

Provider: Centre for Eye Research Australia

Contact: Zhichao Wu, [E] wu.z@unimelb.edu.au

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the retinal layers visualised with optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging.
  • To understand the appearance of conventional early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) on OCT imaging.
  • To understand the appearance of new risk factors (such as reticular pseudodrusen) in the early stages of AMD on OCT imaging.
  • To understand the appearance of late AMD on OCT imaging, and signs warranting ophthalmology referral.
  • To understand the appearance of subclinical signs of late AMD on OCT imaging.
  • To informed about ongoing research projects for patients with AMD that they can be referred to.

Max points awarded: 6.00

Session Information

Name
OCT Imaging in AMD Management and Latest Research Updates
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
6.00

 


Join us at the Centre for Eye Research Australia to update your knowledge about how to interpret optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging in the clinical management of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – as well as an update on ongoing research projects in Victoria that patients with AMD can be involved in.

 

The Macular Research Unit, headed by internationally-reputed retinal specialist Professor Robyn Guymer AM, has led the world in identifying key pathological features on OCT imaging in AMD and its progression, especially in the early stages of the disease.

 

This education evening seeks to provide optometrists with the knowledge about how to identify these features on OCT imaging and how to use this information in the management of AMD patients in primary eye care. It also aims to provide optometrists with the latest updates on ongoing research studies in Victoria that AMD patients can be involved in to expedite worldwide efforts towards reducing the impact of this condition.

 

This session will be presented by Dr Zhichao Wu, an optometrist and clinician-researcher at the Macular Research Unit at CERA, who together with Professor Robyn Guymer has led this body of research of OCT imaging in the early stages of AMD.

 

Limited places are available. Please book your free spot online no later than 6 November 2019. Finger food available from 6pm, with the session to begin at 6.30pm.

 

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