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OWA CPD Evening 20th June 2022 sponsored by Novartis ** ZOOM ONLY

Optometry Western Australia’s next CPD of the year will be on Monday 20th June  2022 and will be sponsored by Novartis.  This is a change to the date.

Topic: Systemic Medications & The Eye

Summary:   Systemic medications have a range of effects on the eye, from the benign such as vortex keratopathy to sight-threatening such as with hydroxychloroquine. They can even make some ocular surgeries more difficult. This presentation will cover commonly used medications and their indications, effect on the eye, and recommendations for screening and monitoring.

Attendance:  This is NOW A ZOOM EVENT ONLY – In Person Attendance will be converted to Zoom – check your inbox Monday morning. 

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

Registration OPEN
Register Via the Blue Button to access Zoom Registration Options. 

Learning Objective

  • Be aware of medications that may affect the eye
  • Be able to identify potential ocular side effects of a systemic medication
  • Appropriately screen, monitor and/or refer as required

Max CPD hours awarded:  1 T CPD


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Dr Xia Ni Wu

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Dr Wu graduated with honours from the University of Western Australia, and completed her specialist ophthalmology training in Melbourne and Perth. Dr Wu undertook the Fred Hollows Foundation Fellowship with Lions Outback Vision, providing clinical and surgical ophthalmic care in rural and remote Western Australia. She then pursued further advanced subspeciality training at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, United Kingdom.
Dr Wu has sub-speciality interests in uveitis and retinal diseases including infective and inflammatory diseases, inherited retinal dystrophies, macular degeneration, and retinal vascular diseases. She also accepts general ophthalmology referrals. Dr Wu has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has written a number of book chapters on ocular inflammation.

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.