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Optometry Connection - May 2021

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand the importance of Reticular Pseudodrusen in the diagnosis and risk of AMD progression
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of the use of ocular lubricants before and after cataract surgery
  • Better understand ophthalmic disease associated with infection by the dengue virus
  • Better understand the importance of the optical parameters associated with dispensing high wrap prescription sunglasses, sport and safety eyewear to ensure patients experience clear and comfortable vision
  • Better understand the multidisciplinary approach required and possible treatment options in the management of Inherited Retinal Dystrophies
  • Be able to identify and diagnose the different types of macular dystrophies
  • Understand the benefits to both patients and business by adopting more advanced technologies as part of a personalised and customised approach to prescribing and dispensing optical products in order to optimise vision
  • Gain a better understanding of the aspects involved in the prescription of compounded ophthalmic medications
  • Develop a clinical approach for recognising and managing the variants of retinal arteriovenous malformations
  • Understand the importance of their role in the early diagnosis of Neovascular AMD and how they are able to shape the patient journey in the prompt management of the condition
  • Better understand the risks and ocular effects of Plaquenil retinal toxicity and the diagnostic testing utilised to be able to screen for and detect this
  • Better understand the factors to take into account in the consideration of the cessation of myopia control treatments
  • Develop an increased awareness of the risks of poor eye health associated with smoking and incorporate fast, simple and effective advice in assisting patients to quit smoking

Max CPD hours awarded: 4

Session Information

Optometry Connection - May 2021
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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.