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Regional Series – Geelong Seminar

Retinal emergencies during COVID and other tales

Free to OV/SA Members

Managing ocular emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic was particularly challenging, as referring to public hospitals and private ophthalmology was in many instances, difficult.
Surgery was cancelled and the Ring of Steel established between metropolitan Melbourne and regional and rural Victoria often prevented patients from seeking ophthalmological consultation.  In this context, teleconferencing emerged as a viable alternative in many instances.


Learning Objectives:

  • To discuss the differences between emergency and urgency.
  • To recognise retinal emergencies and appropriately triage and refer.
  • To use new imaging technologies to recognise change.


CPD Hours:

2.5 Interactive quality assured hours with assessment


Meet our Speaker:

Malcolm Gin is self employed and has worked in South Gippsland for over 30 years.

He undertook clinical teaching at the University of Melbourne between 1995-2000 and is currently involved in the final year rural placement rotations for students.

Malcolm was a country councillor for Optometry Victoria in the late 1980s.  He regularly presented at SRC in the 2000s and since 2014 he has lectured on co-management ACO-COT.

Malcolm has a particular interest in therapeutic and co-management of ocular disease and is passionate about independent optometry.

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.