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OWA CPD: Dr Charlotte McKnight - Sun Damage & The Eye

Date: 12/11/2019

Venue: FJ Clark Building, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, WA, 6009

Provider: Optometry WA

Contact: OWA Office, [E], [P] (08) 9321 2300

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the effects of sun exposure on the eye particularly pterygium
  • Be up to date with the latest Western Australian research regarding ocular sun exposure
  • Have a practical approach to managing pterygium patients with an understanding of individual surgical risks and tailored perioperative care
  • Understand the specific issues facing patients with both pterygium and cataract, and advise these patients accordingly

Max points awarded: 3.00

Dr Charlotte McKnight

Optometry Western Australia’s monthly metro CPD evening is sponsored by Novartis in November and will be presented by Dr Charlotte McKnight.  Registration will open soon.

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Dr Charlotte McKnight

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Dr Charlotte McKnight is a fellowship-trained ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract, pterygium and eyelid surgery. She is a consultant ophthalmologist at Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where she manages patients with complex cataract, ocular surface and oculoplastic disease. She teaches ophthalmology registrars how to perform cataract, pterygium and eyelid surgery and has a research interest in the effects of ocular sun exposure. She is a graduate of The University of Western Australia Medical School, has a Master of Medical Science degree in ophthalmic research and is a member of the Younger Fellows Advisory Group of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She consults at St John of God Eye Clinic in Subiaco.

Qualifications: MBBS (Hons), MMedSc, FRANZCO

CPD Sponsor: Novartis P

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Novartis are regular and long term supporters or Optometry WA CPD events and bring us the likes of Dr Chandra Balaratnasingam, Dr Dimitri Yellachich & Dr Chris Kennedy to our metro CPD evenings.

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.