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CFEH Podcasts Present Clinical Research Snapshots

Are you interested in keeping abreast of the latest evidence-base in ocular disease?

The Centre for Eye Health (CFEH) has launched  a series of short podcasts on eye disease. Led by Dr Jack Phu, the initial pilot episodes focus on glaucoma.  Depending upon the success of this pilot, other topics and authors/presenters will be introduced to the program, allowing listeners to take advantage of the Centre’s broad clinical and research expertise. You can listen to the first episodes now at rapidresearchreview.buzzsprout.com.

Dr Phu said he was inspired to produce the podcast series having been invited to participate in the American Academy of Optometry’s (AAO) podcast program.  In the AAO program, expert Fellows and Diplomates from around the world review recent clinically-relevant papers in their area of expertise.

“I find this a very effective way for optometrists to remain up to date with the literature. Currently, the AAO program is only accessed by their Fellows. However, given that most Australian optometrists are not Fellows of the Academy, our goal is to improve accessibility to the latest in clinical research locally – to help our colleagues provide the most up-to-date care for their patients,” Dr Phu said. “Our research team performs regular literature reviews and we are keen to share our knowledge with a wider audience.”

each episode is just five to six minutes long, providing a free, quick and accessible, audio-only update for busy clinicians

Hosted on Buzzsprout, each episode is just five to six minutes long, providing a free, quick and accessible, audio-only update for busy clinicians on recent noteworthy research papers that may influence their clinical practice.

Each podcast episode will tackle a clinical question or challenge that is likely to be encountered by optometrists in private practice. Some of the initial topics planned include:

  • Does your patient really have normal intraocular pressures?
  • Does latanoprost cause headaches?
  • When should I ignore field results with false positives?
  • Is kinetic perimetry useful in glaucoma?
  • Is optic nerve blood flow different between glaucoma and ischaemic optic neuropathy?
  • Does telemedicine work in glaucoma?

Check out the new CFEH podcasts and discover what’s new.


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