Managing myopia with spectacle lenses

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of myopia management. Including:

  • Understand the use of progressive-addition lenses (PAL) to slow myopia progression
  • Understand the rationale behind myopia control through the reduction of peripheral retinal defocus
  • Understand the mechanisms of action for multi-segment spectacle lenses
  • Understand the rationale for diffusion optic technology (DOT) for reducing axial elongation

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Is two better than one? Combining treatments for myopia control

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of myopia management. Including:

  • Identify patients best suited for combination orthokeratology/low-concentration atropine treatment for myopia
  • Understand the elements of a thorough baseline assessment of myopic patients
  • Gauge efficacy of combination treatment in myopia management
  • Review a case study exemplifying the adoption of combination treatment

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An optometrist’s role in the diabetic care team

 

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of diabetic eye disease management. Including:

  • Implement their own clinical approach to taking a case history of patients with diabetes or prediabetes
  • Develop clinical strategies to ensure accurate grading of DR and DME
  • Know the expected content of diabetes eye exam reports to be shared with fellow members of the diabetes care team
  • Develop procedures to establish and reinforce the collaborative relationships among the various specialties in the diabetes care team
  • Review key messages for educating patients with diabetes and/or diabetic retinal disease

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A spotlight on Acanthamoeba keratitis: healthy contact lens wear

 

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of Acanthamoeba keratitis. Including:

  • Understand the prevalence, behaviour and risk factors associated with Acanthamoeba keratitis
  • Identify Acanthamoeba keratitis when it presents in the clinic and develop informed referrals for further treatment
  • Understand treatment protocols for Acanthamoeba keratitis
  • Develop intervention strategies that promote patient education and adherence on contact lens hygiene

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Twenty-first century collaborative glaucoma management in regional Australia

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of glaucoma management. Including:

  • Understand the value of well-structured, mutually-agreed individualised collaborative frameworks for shared-care  
  • Clinically identify which cases of glaucoma could be co-managed between optometry and ophthalmology
  • Establish a co-management frameworks focused on individual patient care
  • Identify barriers to glaucoma co-management

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Understanding new treatment protocols for severe dry eye

 

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of treatment options for severe dry eye disease. Including:

  • Understand the use of anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of extreme dry eye
  • Understand the benefits and contraindications for treatment of dry eye with topical ciclosporin and lifitegrast
  • Understand the benefits, indications and contraindications of amniotic membrane therapy for dry eye

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Glaucoma Management Clinic

Lessons from a glaucoma management clinic

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of glaucoma management. Including:

  • Understand the structural and functional indices that play a role in the monitoring of glaucoma
  • Inform their own glaucoma-management plan based on assessment techniques and workflow used at the CFEH’s Glaucoma Management Clinic
  • Recognise some uncommon differential diagnoses for patients presenting with glaucoma-like clinical features
  • Review an example of a collaborative approach to the diagnosis and management of a patient presenting with potentially glaucomatous clinical features

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Atropine for myopia control: science and practice

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of atropine as a treatment for myopia management. Including: 

  • Understand the clinical rationale for the use of low-concentration atropine in the treatment of myopia
  • Understand the clinical safety and efficacy profiles of atropine
  • Explain to parents and patients the value of atropine intervention
  • Understand the clinical treatment protocols of atropine

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Axial length matters in myopia management

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of axial length measurement in myopia management. Including: 

  • Understand the role of axial length as a predictor for myopic pathology
  • Understand how the rate of axial length growth differs between emmetropes and myopes
  •  Discern the rationale for the use of axial length growth charts to determine the potential risk of myopia in paediatric patients
  • Be acquainted with the main axial length measurement methods.

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Femtosecond laser cataract surgery and its place in 2022

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS). Including:

  • Identify patients who would benefit from FLACS and write informed referrals
  • Learn the benefits and risks of FLACS
  • Understand the steps in the patient experience as they undergo FLACS
  • Understand post-operative complications and co-management

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