Date: Thu 01/11/2018 - Sat 31/10/2020
Optometrist Credits: 0.25 General + 0.25 Clinical Diagnostic Credits
Event Type(s): Online
Number: +61 2 8336 8616
Among many disciplines in eye care where co-management is a necessity, perhaps the most challenging is in the area of cataract/refractive surgery care.
Optometrists are leaders in this field as inevitably, patients interested in cataract surgery will have a number of vital questions needing evidenced–based answers. Thus, all primary eye care providers should have a working knowledge of the procedures, techniques, and intraocular lenses currently available.
Why is it that a subjective refraction can be performed by two independent optometrists, but a patient may prefer one over the other?
The ‘devil is in the detail’ as they say – a subjective refraction is a ‘no brainer’ but refining this to your patient’s needs takes skill and practice.
Cataract surgery is much the same. New technologies and the refinement of surgical techniques have brought us into an era where all patients can be afforded the opportunity to achieve excellent, uncorrected acuity following cataract surgery. A one-size-fits-all approach is no longer appropriate.