Date: Thu 01/11/2018 - Sat 31/10/2020
Provider: MiVision and Luxottica
Optometrist Credits: 0.50 Clinical Diagnostic Credits
Event Type(s): Online
Ten major changes over the past 10 years have significantly altered and improved the delivery of glaucoma healthcare. These changes have come about thanks to a growing understanding of glaucoma risk factors and pathogenesis, along with technological innovations, therapeutic advances, and a more informed approach to patient education. The next 15–20 years look promising for people with, and at risk of, this blinding disease.
1. Understand the changing indications for glaucoma surgery in light of MIGS and the need for it to be considered when planning cataract surgery for glaucoma patients
2. Appreciate the impact of technology on glaucoma clinical care, the role of SLT as an alternative to topical medical therapy and the role of patient education
3. Understand the concept of managing ocular hypertension and the role of OCT scanning in glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring
4. Recognise how to manage glaucoma patients with dry eye syndrome and the influence of diet and lifestyle on glaucoma.