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Optometry Education Evening - Ptosis, Diabetes & Macular Pathology

Date: 22/03/2021 (AEST)

Venue: The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast, 15 Freshwater st, Mountain Creek, QLD, 4557

Provider: Eye Care Specialists Sunshine Coast

Contact: Elizabeth McDougall, [E], [P] 07 54449000

Learning Objectives

  • Congenital vs acquired ptosis - how to tell the difference.
  • Differentials for acquired ptosis - what not to miss.
  • When to refer ptosis urgently?
  • Optometrist screening recommendations for patients with diabetes, with OCT analysis, and follow-up guidelines.
  • Understanding treatment thresholds for diabetic macula oedema and when to refer.
  • Treatment options available for proliferative diabetic retinopathy such as anti-VEGF injections, focal laser and steroid injections.
  • Determining whether the proliferative diabetic retinopathy patient is safe to drive and how this is considered wrt treatment.
  • Determining when to refer the patient with an ERM or macular hole and what is the likelihood they will proceed to surgery and the expected visual outcomes.
  • Understanding OCT macular scans with patients with ERM and/or macular hole.
  • Complications in cataract surgery that result in vitrectomy and complex surgery.

Max CPD hours awarded: 2

Session Information

Optometry Education Evening - Ptosis, Diabetes & Macular Pathology
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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.