New CPD courses for orthoptists on agerelated macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease (DED) are now available. The courses have been developed by Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) in conjunction with leading retinal specialists including Professor Paul Mitchell AO.
Reflecting the latest standards of care and customised specifically for orthoptists, these courses are designed to help orthoptists better diagnose and treat AMD and DED, and ultimately deliver improved outcomes for patients.
Each AOB-accredited course is made up of two self-paced 30-minute modules and two 15-minute quizzes. Participants will learn best-practice strategies to recognise high-risk individuals, then encourage them to have regular eye examinations, as well as how to link patients diagnosed with macular disease to supports and services.
Funded by the Federal Government as a result of the National Strategic Action Plan for Macular Disease, the courses aim to provide quality education at no charge to healthcare practitioners, and have been developed in collaboration with the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO), Orthoptics Australia and a host of consortium partners. The Australian Orthoptic Board has accredited each course for four CPD points (AOB-accredited activity #23087).
Access the courses at www.mdfoundation.com.au/healthcare-education-program.