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

NOTE: Optomery Australia members can enter their details at the bottom of this article to have it automatically added to their Learning Plan. Read more

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

NOTE: Optomery Australia members can enter their details at the bottom of this article to have it automatically added to their Learning Plan.

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Making every click count for independent optometrists

Many independent optometry practices struggle to convert web browsing consumers into fully fledged customers because their websites are neither optimised for patient acquisition, nor are they regularly updated. But a new strategic alliance between ProVision and EyeCarePro is working to overcome that in Australia. Read more

Anton van Heeerden elective surgery

Poor public health planning no excuse – Dr Anton Van Heerden

The pandemic and our response to it has impacted all facets of life. In particular, the sweeping bans on elective surgery have had a devastating impact on community health, none more so than cataract surgery. As we know, this is a quick, highly effective means to reverse blindness.

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