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Clinical Opthalmology Workshops

Date: 17/10/2019

Venue: Suite 3, 10-12 South Street Forster, NSW, 2428

Provider: Glaukos Australia Pty Ltd

Contact: Aaron Williams, [E], [P] 0455559521

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding surgical techniques regarding cataract, glaucoma and foreign body removals
  • Understanding the clinical instruments for cornea, anterior chamber, glaucoma and retina testing. Having a hands on demonstration and analysis of interpreting the results.
  • Indications and uses of Laser treatments in the clinical setting. What results to expect and discuss with patients.
  • Suturing Station: Discuss the finer points of suturing in theatre, focusing on removal of foreign bodies in the eye utilising hands on skills with porcine eyes.
  • Phacoemulsifacation Station: Discuss and demonstrate the phacoemulsification machine and how it is used in theatre removing cataracts
  • Phacoemulsifacation Station: Discuss techniques used for cataract removal followed by a hands on by optometrists using demonstration eyes
  • iStent Station: Demonstration of implantation of iStent in a model eye
  • iStent Station: Discussing the surgical outcomes of the device and clinical papers
  • OCT/OCT Angiography Station: Imaging discussion and how to interpret the results
  • Corneal Topography Station: Imaging technologies and interpretation of results
  • Argon Laser Station: Discussion on laser technology, thermal burns and the use of the laser treatment and results
  • YAG Laser Station: Uses of the YAG laser and how it differs to Argon laser
  • YAG Laser Station: Discussion of treatments with capsulotomy and peripheral iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Station: Also discussing SLT indications for use and clinical results
  • Visual Fields Station: Discussions on visual fields and why patients dislike having them performed
  • Visual Fields Station: Looking at charts and discussing interpretations of results

Max points awarded: 6.00

Session Information

Ophthalmology clinical workshop including stations on: Cataract, Glaucoma, foreign body removal techniques, clinical testing with OCT, Visual fields and treatments using YAG and Argon Lasers.
Activity Type
Face to Face Small Workshop
Points for attending & Passing Assessment

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.