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Specsavers hosts ophthalmologist for four-part glaucoma webinar series

Associate Professor Graham Lee, one of few specialists who has completed fellowships in both corneal and external diseases and glaucoma, will deliver a series of Specsavers-hosted professional development webinars throughout the month of June.

Graham Lee.

Lee, from the University of Queensland, will focus on glaucoma for the four-lecture series each Tuesday and cover several key topics such as history-taking, examination, investigations and therapeutics.

The webinars will be hosted via Zoom to enable interactive discussion with Lee and will be available through the Specsavers MyCPD portal.

Lee specialises in cataracts, trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage devices, corneal transplantation, pterygium and ocular surface disorders.

He is among few specialists who have completed both corneal and external diseases (Moorfields Eye Hospital, London) and glaucoma fellowships (Birmingham and Midlands Eye Hospital, Birmingham).

He works in private and public clinics (Mater and Queensland Children’s Hospitals) managing cataract, anterior segment, corneal transplantation and glaucoma drainage procedures.

In these positions, Lee has been involved with the selection and training of ophthalmology registrars and previously held the position of director of qualifications and education in Queensland, being recognised as a trainer of excellence.

In terms of clinical research, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and book chapters in major texts. He has also presented more than 200 lectures worldwide and has a special interest in developing countries including Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Nepal.

Glaucoma Lecture Series:

  • Tuesday 2 June 6:30pm AEST and 8:30pm NZST (1 hour) 

Lecture 1: A discussion on history-taking

  1. Identify key points in the history that will determine the diagnosis and guide management.
  2. Record the history in a logical fashion that can be referred to in future consultations.
  3. Recognise risk factors for glaucoma progression.
  • Tuesday 9 June 6:30pm AEST and 8:30pm NZST (1 hour)

Lecture 2: A discussion on examination

  1. Perform the necessary steps in examining the glaucoma patient.
  2. Record the findings in a logical sequence in order to establish a baseline visit.
  3. Interpret the findings of the examination to formulate a diagnosis and management.
  • Tuesday 16 June 6:30pm AEST and 8:30pm NZST (1 hour)

Lecture 3: A presentation on investigations

  1. Interpret the findings on field analysis to stage the glaucoma and detect signs of progression.
  2. Interpret the findings on OCT to stage the glaucoma and detect signs of progression.
  3. Distinguish abnormalities found on investigations to be glaucoma or other ophthalmic conditions.
  • Tuesday 23 June 6:30pm AEST and 8:30pm NZST (1 hour) 

Lecture 4: A focus on therapeutics

  1. Classify the medications used in the treatment of glaucoma.
  2. Apply the knowledge of the medications to formulate a treatment regimen.
  3. Recognise barriers to medication compliance.

Attendees can register through the events section on their MyCPD portal account.