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OWA CPD Evening 8th June 2021

  • Ocular Inflammation, Imaging, & Urgency in times of COVID 
    Dr Jo Richards  (60 mins)
  • To Refer or To not Refer – That is the Question?
    Dr Jane Khan  (30 mins)

Venue:  FJ Clark Building, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands.
CPD: Max CPD awarded 1.5 (including optional assessment)

Learning Objectives:

  • Get your rosacea / blepharitis patient settled and comfortable when an urgent appointment within 2 weeks just is not possible.
  • Work out if your patient with red NFL wedges on OCT and high IOP on NCT can be observed in optom-land or needs to be assessed in ophthal-land
  • Prime your patients for cataract +/- glaucoma management so that they have confidence in your guidance and will remain regulars in your care
  • Commence uveitis management and work out which ones need a uveitis opinion and how urgently
  • Pick up post-COVID-vaccine vascular and inflammatory eye reactions and respond to patient concerns and queries
  • Diagnose and monitor naevi and other retinal pigmented lesions
  • Determine when age-related macular disease requires referral
  • Determine types of peripheral retinal degeneration and what to refer

ZOOM LINK CLICK HERE:  The CPD evening will be available via Zoom to our regional members and those that cannot travel.

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

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Dr Jane Khan

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Dr Jane Khan is an experienced cataract surgeon, specialising in medical retinal conditions. She provides diagnosis of inherited or acquired retinal disease, treatment of age-related macular degeneration and management of the complications of diabetes, hypertension and other systemic diseases.
Dr Khan is a Director of Western Eye, as well as Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, UWA. She is an examiner in Physiology Basic Science examination board at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of ophthalmologists and is Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Public health Committee.

Dr Jo Richards

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Dr Richards is a cataract surgeon and comprehensive ophthalmologist. She has done advanced fellowship training in ocular inflammation and non-cosmetic oculoplastics but still enjoys looking after patients with medical and surgical glaucoma as well as "all things general." She supervises registrars at Royal Perth Hospital and is currently wrapping up the third year of a Microbiome-Antimicrobial Stewardship course and audit series she has run for RANZCO fellows. She holds positions on the RANZCO workforce committee and RANZCO registrar selection panel.

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.