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Expect the Unexpected - Complications During or Following Cataract Surgery

Date: 21/04/2021 (AEST)

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

Provider: Queensland Retina Specialists

Contact: Emi Cheng, [E] emic@qldretinaspecialists.com.au, [P] (07) 3555 5960

Learning Objectives

  • • Differentiate and characterise different surgical approaches to cataract surgery
  • • Recognise risk factors and red flags when referring for cataract surgery
  • • Understand the implications of pre-existing conditions and possible complications • Understand the incidence, risk factors and treatment options of PCO following cataract surgery
  • • Understand the different types of anaesthesia used for cataract surgery and what the patient can expect
  • • Differentiate between posterior capsule rupture and zonulodialysis as complications of cataract surgery
  • • Understand the patient journey in post-operative recovery from cataract surgery, along with appropriate outcome expectations (1 day, 2 weeks, 1 month)
  • • Understand ocular medication schedules following cataract surgery and the importance of compliance and keeping follow-up appointments
  • • Understand when the patient is ready to resume swimming, exercising, flying and travelling
  • • Understand when the patient is ready to update their glasses
  • • Understand risk factors associated with lens dislocation
  • • Understand when to refer back when coming across post-operative complications
  • • Understand the incidence, risk factors and treatment options of PCO following cataract surgery
  • Understand the process in selecting the optimal IOL for patients (eg monofocal/EDOF/Multifocal IOL) and key considerations pre-op and post-op management
  • Be provided with an overview of current IOL categories & technologies (including optics and clinical outcomes from published studies of Vivity and Panoptix intraocular lenses)

Max CPD hours awarded: 2.5

Session Information

Name
Expect the Unexpected
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
Yes
Duration of CPD Session/Module
2
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
2.25
Name
Current IOL Categories & Key Considerations in Selecting the Optimal IOL
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
0.25
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
0.25