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Optometry Connection - May 2022

Learning Objectives

  • Be updated on some of the emerging treatments and clinical trials for geographic atrophy
  • Develop a better understanding of non-steroidal products available that target the inflammatory processes involved in dry eye disease
  • Better understand and undertake punctal plug occlusion and lacrimal lavage in the management of epiphora, including that relating to dry eye disease
  • Develop a better understanding of acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy and how patients with symptoms of headache associated with vision loss should be treated seriously and assessed in a timely manner
  • Develop a better understanding on the differences between monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses on visual function, mobility and risk of falls
  • Develop a methodical process to better analyse and interpret OCT scan results
  • Better understand the importance of accessibility to eyecare and a collaborative approach to management between optometry and ophthalmology in the context of ocular disease
  • Better understand the care statements associated with the Cataract Clinical Care Standard
  • Better understand the growing role of Manuka medical honey in managing ocular surface disease

Max CPD hours awarded: 6

Session Information

Optometry Connection - May 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.