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24th November – CPD@home via ZOOM

Optometry Western Australia’s metro CPD evening for November will be held on Tuesday 24th November via Zoom from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
3 CPD 


Summary: Eyelid lesions range from benign self-limited inflammatory conditions to destructive life-threatening malignancies. In between these two extremes are a myriad of other eyelid lumps that require careful assessment, appropriate triage and specific management. Western Australia’s outdoor lifestyle is reflected in the significant number of patients presenting, symptomatically or asymptomatically, with eyelid malignancy. Having a practical and comprehensive framework for assessing eyelid tumours will ensure that our patients receive timely and appropriate care, however severe or innocuous their condition might be.

Learning objectives:

  • Have a framework for assessment of eyelid tumours including triage and referral pathways
  • Counsel patients regarding likely management of their particular eyelid condition
  • Be up to date with latest research and alternative treatment options for patients with eyelid tumours
  • Confidently manage, monitor and refer when required common benign eyelid lesions
  • Confidently identify, assess and refer eyelid malignancy including rare aggressive tumours


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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.