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Two optometrists from the Australian College of Optometry, Roman Serebrianik and Neville Turner, will promote shared care and further collaboration between doctors and optometrists at a GP conference in Melbourne in November.

The Melbourne General Practitioner Conference and Exhibition clinical excellence in primary care conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 15-17 November.

ACO lead optometrist primary care, Roman Serebrianik, will lead a workshop highlighting common patient presentations where shared care between GPs and optometrists would be of benefit to enhance patient outcomes.

He will also showcase use of diagnostic technology.

ACO director of clinic operations, Neville Turner, will discuss the joint ACO and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital clinic, which is providing positive clinical outcomes for specific patients referred to the hospital.

Other workshops will discuss age-related macular degeneration and update diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusions in the eye as a sign of systemic disease.

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