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Essential Points Optometrists Need to Know About (WEBINAR)

Date: 23/06/2021 (AEST)

Venue: Live Webinar - Zoom, NSW, 2101

Provider: Northern Beaches Cataract

Contact: Aymee Loftus, [E], [P] 9981 2033

Learning Objectives

  • To outline the definition of 'narrow angles' - PACS vs PAC vs PACG
  • To understand an evidence based approach to the management of PACS vs PAC vs PACG
  • To clarify the role of cataract surgery in the management of "narrow angles"
  • Understand the mechanism of posterior segment injury
  • Identify injuries that require involvement of retinal surgeons
  • Discuss principles of vitreoretinal surgery for posterior segment injuries
  • Compare panretinal photocoagulation to sole-therapy anti-VEGF for the treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Compare prompt vitrectomy versus anti-VEGF therapy for vitreous haemorrhage in proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Outline the role dexamethasone implants in the treatment of diabetic macular oedema
  • Understand the approach to assessing a child with cataracts
  • Increase awareness of the evidence behind IOL vs “No IOL” in these patients
  • Factors influencing post-operative visual outcomes
  • To understand the differences between the commonly available prostaglandin Analogues drops.
  • To understand the mechanism of action timolol eye drops and its clinical relevance.
  • To understand the common side effects of alpha agonists.
  • To investigate retinal vein occulsions related to age
  • To review treatment options of retinal vein occulsions
  • To review pathogenesis of retinal vein occulsions
  • Review treatment options for neovascular age related macular degeneration
  • Review Beovu and its risks of vasculitis
  • Understanding the latest options in Multifocality
  • Pros and Cons of refractive options
  • Complex refractive correction
  • Review pathogenesis of pigment epithelial detachments
  • To explore pathogenesis of macular hole
  • To review the treatment of macular hole
  • To know what has changed recently in macular hole management

Max CPD hours awarded: 3.25

Session Information

Essential Points Optometrists Need to Know About
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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.