Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Approximately 300,000 Australians have glaucoma and 50% of people with glaucoma in Australia are undiagnosed.
We know Glaucoma can cause blindness if it is left untreated and approximately 10% of people in Australia with glaucoma who receive proper treatment still experience significant vision loss.
This is why collaborative care between primary and tertiary healthcare providers is so essential when it comes to detecting, diagnosing and treating glaucoma.
This week, in our second SCCO live panel event, we bring together leaders across the field to discuss the importance of closing the loop for Glaucoma patients.
Panelists Professor Keith Martin, the Managing Director of CERA and Ringland Anderson Professor and Head of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne; Annie Gibbins, the CEO of Glaucoma Australia; and Dr Shenton Chew, consultant ophthalmologist at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) and the Counties-Manuakau District Health Board (CMDHB) will discuss the importance of true collaboration between optometry, ophthalmology and patient support services to improve outcomes for patients with glaucoma. The discussion will cover clinical decision making and referral processes, and the importance of communication and feedback.
This live webinar will also include time devoted to answering questions from the audience, giving optometrists the opportunity to interact directly with our panelists and learn more about implementing services within their own practice.
The SCCO Live Webinar commences at 6pm AEST on Wednesday, September 9.
Registrations are essential.
Register now through your MyCPD Portal.
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