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Optometry Connection - July 2022

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients at risk of developing talc retinopathy, propose a treatment option for a particular case and consider differential diagnoses
  • Identify self-monitoring that should be undertaken by patients with diabetes undergoing steroid treatment and suggest the most significant risk factor in the onset of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema
  • Explain the research that led to the development of cationic emulsions in the treatment of dry eye disease and suggest why cyclosporin should only be used to treat severe dry eye
  • Identify a key conclusion of an academic study into blue blocking lenses effect on the human circadian system and suggest a recommendation for patients currently wearing blue-blocking lenses to limit exposure to bright LED/LCD screens
  • Identify a cause of Charles Bonnet Syndrome and recognise the recommended steps to screen for the disease
  • Define paediatric optic neuritis, identify a symptom and recommended next step upon its indication, and understand the association between paediatric optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis
  • Define mild, moderate and advanced presbyopia and describe the mechanism of eye drops indicated for the treatment of presbyopia
  • Identify a patient most at risk of developing multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) and suggest why referral to ophthalmology is necessary
  • Identify a condition frequently associated with iridoschisis and suggest a differential diagnosis to iridoschisis

Max CPD hours awarded: 6

Session Information

Optometry Connection - July 2022
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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.