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Dr Chandra Balaratnasingam

Optometry Western Australia’s Early Career Optometrists group (ECO) metro CPD evening is sponsored by Novartis in October.  The presentation will be made by Dr Chandra Balaratnasingam.   The location will be the UWA Club, Hackett Drive, Crawley.

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Learning Objectives

  • To understand the anatomy of the normal macula as seen on OCT and appreciate artefacts that may masquerade as pathology.
  • To be able to detect common retinal conditions on OCT and gain an understanding of those conditions that require specialist referral and those that can be monitored by optometrists.
  • To appreciate benign and serious peripheral retinal diseases that are frequently seen on Optos imaging and gain an understanding of those conditions that require specialist referral.

Max CPD points awarded: 3.00

Assoc. Professor Chandra Balaratnasingam

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Associate Professor Chandra Balaratnasingam MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO

Associate Professor Chandra Balaratnasingam is a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon at the Lions Eye Institute (Nedlands and Murdoch Offices) and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He was awarded his medical degree with Honours and PhD with High-Distinction from the University of Western Australia. He undertook specialist training in ophthalmology in Western Australia after which he completed 3 years of post-fellowship sub-specialty training in retina diseases in North America. This included training at the University of British Columbia, Canada, Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York, USA and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, USA. Following fellowship training, Assoc. Professor Balaratnasingam was appointed to clinical faculty at New York University School of Medicine, USA where he worked as a vitreoretinal surgeon prior to returning to Australia. He has over 15 years of research experience in ophthalmology and has published over 100 scientific manuscripts and over 10 book chapters in key retina texts. His research expertise is in the field of retinal vascular diseases with a focus on diabetic retinopathy. He is a regular invited speaker at international meetings and serves on the editorial board of the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology that is published on behalf of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

CPD Sponsor: Novartis P

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Novartis are regular and long term supporters or Optometry WA CPD events and bring us the likes of Dr Chandra Balaratnasingam, Dr Dimitri Yellachich & Dr Chris Kennedy to our metro CPD evenings.

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.