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Dr Charlotte McKnight – Tuesday 15th September

Optometry Western Australia’s Early Career Optometrists group (ECO) metro CPD evening will be presented by Dr Charlotte McKnight via Zoom.

Topic: Ocular and Orbital Trauma

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Summary: Ocular trauma is an important cause of vision loss in Australia and worldwide, resulting in significant costs to the community. An understanding of the varied manifestations of ocular trauma, and the ability to manage trauma patients both in the acute setting and over the long-term are essential components of optometric and ophthalmological practice. From the subtle to the dramatic, ocular and orbital traumatic conditions present a unique set of clinical management considerations.

Learning objectives:

  • Be familiar with the assessment, classification and management of chemical eye injuries
  • Confidently assess, manage and know when to refer:
    • Blunt eye injuries
    • Superficial and penetrating foreign body injuries
    • Orbital fracture and orbital foreign body
    • Eyelid lacerations
    • Laser trauma
  • Have knowledge of the specific issues regarding long-term management of the patient with ocular trauma, particularly traumatic glaucoma and cataract

Registration for Early Career Optometrists WA, Optometry WA Members & OA Members.
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Max points awarded: 3.00 Face to Face with Assessment

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Dr Charlotte McKnight

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Dr Charlotte McKnight is a fellowship-trained ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract, pterygium and eyelid surgery. She is a consultant ophthalmologist at Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where she manages patients with complex cataract, ocular surface and oculoplastic disease. She teaches ophthalmology registrars how to perform cataract, pterygium and eyelid surgery and has a research interest in the effects of ocular sun exposure. She is a graduate of The University of Western Australia Medical School, has a Master of Medical Science degree in ophthalmic research and is a member of the Younger Fellows Advisory Group of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She consults at St John of God Eye Clinic in Subiaco.

Qualifications: MBBS (Hons), MMedSc, FRANZCO

Optometry WA Division

Early Career Optometrists

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The ECO WA hold a number of events per year aimed at Optometry WA members in the first 10 years of their optometry career. For further information take a look at the Early Career Optometrist pages on the OA website, under Practice & Professional Support.