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Sydney Eye Specialists Annual Optometry Seminar: Glaucoma and Medical Retina Update

Date: 21/10/2019

Venue: Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd Burwood, NSW, 2134

Provider: Sydney Eye Specialists

Contact: Eliza Francisco, [E] info@sydneyeyespecialists.com.au, [P] 02 9744 8470

RSVP: info@sydneyeyespecialists.com.au by the 18th October 2019 - Please specify Burwood for 21/10/2019 or Merrylands for 24/10/2019

Learning Objectives

  • Glaucoma Diagnosis & Management: 1. Glaucoma classification 2. Glaucoma diagnosis 3. Identify life and vision threatening conditions that simulate the presentation of glaucoma: e.g. chiasmal tumour, optic neuritis 4. Obtain greater familiarity with OCT in regards to glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring
  • Obtain a broader knowledge of glaucoma drops therapies: 1. Summary of current readily available drops: PG analogues, b-blockers, Alpha2 agonists, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, miotics 2. New drops of the horizon: ROCK Inhibitors, Nitric oxide releasing agents
  • Familiarity with laser and surgical therapies in glaucoma and where they fit in the glaucoma treatment paradigm: 1. Iridotomy 2. Iridoplasty 3. Trabuloplasty 3. Cataract Surgery and iStent inject 4. Trabeculectomy and tube procedures
  • Medical Retina: 1. Identify vision threatening medical retina emergencies that require prompt treatment 2. Important differential diagnoses of retinal signs eg. retinal haemorrhages, cotton wool spots, macular oedema, exudates, retinitis, chorioretinitis
  • Familiarity with & revision of common retinal disorders: 1. Dry & Wet Age-related macular degeneration 2. Retinal vein occlusion 3. Diabetic retinopathy: macular oedema and retinal neovascularisation
  • Clinical management of medical retinal disorders from an optometry perspective: 1. When to refer 2. How to be involved in the collaborative care of a chronic medical retina patient in conjunction with the GP 3. Familiarity with the latest evidence based clinical guidelines and management pathways 4. An introduction to medical retina therapies on the horizon

Max points awarded: 6.00

Session Information

Name
Glaucoma Diagnosis & Management
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
Yes
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
3.00
Name
Medical Retina Emergencies & Latest Clinical Trials Update
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
3.00