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See the Difference: Understanding the Benefit of Cationic Emulsion Eye Drops

Date: 13/09/2022 (AEST)

Venue: 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, VIC, 3216

Provider: Deakin University

Contact: Lucy Ainge, [E], [P] (03) 5227 3171

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the chemistry and pharmacology of eye drop emulsions
  • Understand how ciclosporin may work to improve severe dry eye signs and symptoms
  • Understand the PBS eligibility criteria for the prescription of ciclosporin
  • Interpret results of the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) and Corneal Fluorescent Staining (CFS) grading, assess eligibility, and apply for PBS authority prescriptions
  • Communicate therapeutic management plans including potential benefits, cost, dosage and frequency, and consider factors affecting the ability of patients to adhere with instructions

Max CPD hours awarded: 2

Session Information

1) Think Positive: See the Benefit of Cationic Emulsions & 2) Ciclosporin for Dry Eye: When to Use Ikervis & How to Navigate Through PBS Eligibility
Duration of CPD Session/Module
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component

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.