Glaucoma lecture series available in June

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Associate Professor Graham Lee will deliver a series of professional development webinars through the Specsavers MyCPD portal this June.

The four-part series, which will run weekly between June 2-23, will explore issues and treatments for glaucoma with several key topics including history-taking, examination, investigations, and therapeutics.

The webinars will be hosted using Zoom to enable interactive discussion with Dr Lee throughout the session.

Dr Lee is a cataract, glaucoma, cornea and external diseases physician and surgeon, and is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Queensland. He specialises in cataracts, trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage devices, corneal transplantation, pterygium, ocular surface disorders.

Dr Lee is one of a few specialists who have completed both corneal and external diseases and glaucoma fellowships. He works in private and public clinics managing cataract, anterior segment, corneal transplantation, and glaucoma drainage procedures. In these positions, he 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.

Clinical research is a passion of his, having published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and book chapters in major texts. He has been the recipient of national and international awards, including the Australasian Cataract & Refractive Society Film Festival twice and the World Glaucoma Congress Film Festival in Vancouver. Graham has presented more than 200 lectures worldwide and has a special interest in developing countries including Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Nepal. He has co-founded a website https://iop.vision to promote high-quality in-depth teaching of ophthalmology.

Glaucoma Lecture Series

Lecture 1: History-taking

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

  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.

 

Lecture 2: Examination

Tuesday 9 June 6:30pm AEST and 8:30pm NZST (1 Hour)

  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.

 

Lecture 3: Investigations

Tuesday 16 June 6:30pm AEST and 8:30pm NZST(1 Hour)

  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.

 

Lecture 4: Therapeutics

Tuesday 23 June 6:30pm AEST and 8:30pm NZST (1 Hour)

  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.

 

Specsavers optometrists can register for these sessions through the events section on their MyCPD portal account.

All events will be hosted on zoom and details for the call will be provided on each MyCPD event page.

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