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Glaucoma Education Now Online

An online educational course on glaucoma for eye health professionals, with 28 therapeutic CPD points attached, has been launched.

The Glaucoma Education Programme has been developed for Australian optometrists, nurses, orthoptists, ophthalmic technicians and other eye health professionals interested in furthering their understanding of glaucoma and its clinical management. The course is approved by Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) for a maximum of 28 CPD points with therapeutic content.

The program consists of seven courses, each with a case history, questions and answers for self-directed learning, followed by an associated web-based examination made up of 25 multi-choice and true/false questions.

All cases have been produced by qualified glaucoma specialists.

Case Study Topics

Case 1

Pigment Dispersion Syndrome – covering the initial diagnosis, management and long term follow up in a patient with pigment dispersion syndrome.

Case 2

The presentation, appearance and clinical features in a patient with optic nerve hypoplasia.

Case 3

This case study will look at a patient who presents with vague visual field loss, and discuss the diagnosis and follow up in patients with primary open angle glaucoma.

Case 4

This case will present the opportunity to discuss a patient presenting with unusually high intraocular pressure, as well as the diagnosis, management and features of Posner Schlossman syndrome.

Case 5

Patients often present with vague symptoms. This case looks at a patient with unusual symptoms who is found to have glaucoma and unfortunately goes on to develop a central retinal vein occlusion. Features and long term management of this condition will be discussed.

Case 6

Patients can have multiple things that occur concurrently. We look at a patient with suspected glaucomatous changes, who has an associated intracranial tumour. Features differentiating these two entities are reviewed.

Case 7

Conditions don’t always present as you may expect. This case will reviews a patient with bilaterally painful red eyes, found to be due to bilateral acute angle closure. Features of this condition will be reviewed.

There is an annual cost of AU$150 to access the program, which includes all seven case studies. Each case successfully passed prior to 30 November 2014 attracts four CPD points as approved by the OBA. Participants who successfully pass all seven cases will be awarded the maximum 28 CPD points.

For more information visit www.glaucomaeducation.com