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Diabetes and Diabetes Eye-Related Conditions

Available from: 22/02/2020

Where to publish:

Provider: Luxottica Institute of Learning

Contact: Nikki Byrne, [E], [P] 02 8336 8616

Learning Objectives

  • differentiate between the types of diabetes
  • understand the signs and symptoms of diabetes
  • take a complete and thorough medical history when managing patients living with diabetes
  • understand and appreciate the prevalence, projection and impact of diabetes on the community, nation, including the global and gap within indigenous communities
  • conduct a diabetes eye examination work up
  • appropriately grade and differentiate between the levels of diabetic retinopathy
  • appropriately monitor and/or refer according to the grde of diabetic retinopathy present
  • assess the ocular surface, for corneal changes and appreciate the impact of diabetes on the ocular surface causing dry eyes, reduced corneal sensitivity and corneal nerve damage
  • understand the correlation between corneal changes and the potential to forecast the progression of peripheral neuropathy in people living with diabetes
  • understand the pathophysiology of cataract progression and the effect of diabetes.
  • Understand the pathophysiology of neovascular glaucoma and the impact of diabetes

Max points awarded: 2.00

Session Information

Diabetes and Diabetes Eye Related Conditions
Activity Type
Independent Learning with Assessment
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.