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OWA CPD Evening 10th May 2022

Optometry Western Australia’s next CPD of the year will be on Tuesday 10th May 2022 presented by Dr Geoffrey Chan & sponsored by Bayer.

Topic: When Normal Tension Glaucoma Isn’t Normal   

Summary: Normal tension glaucoma (NTG) presents significant dilemmas for clinicians in terms of both diagnosis and management. The clinical features, typical visual field defects and the lesions which can simulate NTG warranting further investigation are discussed.


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

Learning Objective

  • Early glaucomatous damage can affect the macula
  • Not all normal tension glaucoma is ‘glaucoma’
    • Diagnosis of exclusion
    • Consider secondary causes of glaucoma, especially in unilateral cases


Max CPD hours awarded: 1.5 hr including 10 optional MCQS.


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Dr Geoffrey Chan

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Dr Chan graduated with honours in medicine from The University of Western Australia. After completing his ophthalmic specialty training, he undertook a Fellowship position in both Complex cataract and Glaucoma at Fremantle Hospital, before a further advanced Glaucoma Fellowship at the internationally renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He holds a Masters in Medical Science (University of Western Australia), as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education through the University of Cambridge.

Dr Chan is based at the Lions Eye Institute and has public positions both at Midland Hospital and Fremantle Hospital Eye Clinic. He regularly visits South West Eye Surgeons to provide medical and surgical cataract and glaucoma subspecialty expertise.

CPD Sponsor: Bayer Australia

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Bayer have been long term supporters of Optometry WA CPD evenings, both metro, regional and ECO events. Bayer provide OWA with popular speakers during the year's CPD calendar.

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.