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Optometry Connection - December 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the ocular side effects of several anti-cancer drugs
  • Better understand the clinical diagnosis and management of ocular ischaemic syndrome
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of telehealth within optometry
  • Familiarise themselves with the PBS Listing of topical ophthalmic medications
  • Understand the complications associated with eyelash extensions and the therapeutic treatment required to manage such complications
  • Better understand the side effects of both topical and systemic fluoroquinolone medications
  • Gain an understanding of most recent contact lens prescribing trends in Australia and the rest of the world
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of OCT imagery
  • Be updated on a novel method of remote visual field analysis and how this can be incorporated into clinical practice via telehealth
  • Better understand the diagnosis and treatment of evaporative dry eye and the role that artificial lubricants, such as NovaTears, play in the management of this condition
  • Understand how digital eye strain, myopic shift and dry eye can manifest in environments involving increased screen time brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Develop methods of solving non-tolerance issues associated with multifocal spectacle lenses

Max CPD hours awarded: 4

Session Information

Optometry Connection - December 2020
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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.