Date: Mon 04/07/2022 - Thu 04/07/2024
Optometrist Credits: 0.5 General credit
Event Type(s): Online
Women experience profound systemic and ocular changes during pregnancy. It’s vital for every practicing clinician to understand how these changes can affect the health and vision of their pregnant patients.
Specsavers has invited Dr Sudha Cugati and A/Prof Celia Chen to discuss the physiological changes, both common and uncommon, that you may confront in your expectant patients.
As the authors point out, our duty to provide safe, effective care is taken to a higher level with each pregnant patient because you are treating not just one, but two, patients – the mother and the foetus.
- Recognise pregnancy-related physiological ocular changes
- Understand the rationale for revising standard clinical protocols when treating a pregnant patient
- Understand how pregnancy can modify pre-existing ocular pathologies
- Identify ophthalmic conditions due to pregnancy complications which necessitate referral