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Practice Pearls on; Viral Conjunctivitis, Myopia, Retinal Surgery and Corneal Dystrophies

Date: 10/03/2020

Venue: Eyesmatter Westside Clinic, Westside Private Hospital, 32 Morrow Street, Taringa, Brisbane, QLD, 4068

Provider: Eyes Matter

Contact: Jim McAlister, [E] jim@eyesmatter.com.au, [P] 07-3193-1100

Learning Objectives

  • How to recognise and handle a potential case of viral conjunctivitis on the phone
  • How to handle a patient presenting in store with bilateral red eye, presumed viral conjunctivitis
  • How to reduce the risk of transmission where a viral conjunctivitis has been confirmed in store
  • Trace the recent history of innovation in the field of Vitreo-retinal surgery.
  • Understand how and when vitreous substitutes are used to treat surgical retinal conditions.
  • Explore the pathogenesis and implications of gas bubble glaucoma.
  • Deep dive into prognosis for retinal surgical cases.
  • Causes of corneal dystrophy leading to variable refraction
  • Causes of corneal dystrophy leading to painful recurrent erosion
  • Unrecognised Corneal dystrophies that can result in progressive visual loss after laser refractive surgery
  • Inheritance patterns in common corneal dystrophies and the implications for the family
  • Revisit patient risk factors for myopia development and progression, to enable earlier clinical intervention.
  • Revisit the current evidence base and therapeutic protocols behind pharmacological myopia management.
  • Explore the merits and shortfalls of the multitude of contact lens as well as spectacle based options aimed at slowing myopia progression

Max points awarded: 6.00T

Session Information

Name
Viral Conjunctivitis: Practice and patient management guidelines
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
Yes
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Retinal Surgery
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
Yes
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Contact lens Challenges
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
Yes
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Corneal Dystrophies
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
Yes
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50