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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] liz@eyespecialists.com.au, [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

Name
Optometry Education Evening - Ptosis, Diabetes & Macular Pathology
Clinical?
Yes
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
Yes
Duration of CPD Session/Module
2
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
2