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Dreaded D.E.D & Terrible T.E.D - Pearls of Wisdom on Diabetic Eye Disease and Thyroid Eye Disease

Date: 26/05/2021 (AEST)

Venue: Ground Floor, Boundary Court (Blue Wing), 55 Little Edward St, Spring Hill, QLD, 4000

Provider: Queensland Retina Specialists

Contact: Emi Cheng, [E], [P] (07) 3555 5960

Learning Objectives

  • Classify Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Describe the best co-management protocol for NPDR
  • Explain the impact of newer imaging technologies on the treatment of DED.
  • Implement techniques for co-management of DED with ophthalmology colleagues
  • Recognise red flags for poor future prognosis & explain how to intervene
  • Differentiate and characterise different therapeutic, laser and surgical approaches for management of PDR
  • Identify the early characteristics of possible undiagnosed thyroid disease
  • Discriminate between different drug types for treatment of systemic thyroid disease
  • Outline an inventory of the main tests involved in a clinical examination of a patient with Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Employ an appropriate plan for co- management of TED with GP, endocrinology, and ophthalmology colleagues
  • Argue the comparative benefits of oral or intravenous steroids in the management of TED
  • Describe patient factors involved in orbital radiation as a treatment for TED
  • Theorize the affect that use of biologic therapies and new immunomodulator drugs would have in early TED
  • Discuss different types of surgical intervention in TED and selection criteria
  • Relate important information regarding management of thyroid eye disease to patients

Max CPD hours awarded: 3.75

Session Information

Thyroid Eye Disease & Diabetic Eye Disease
Duration of CPD Session/Module
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component

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.