Specialist Certificate in Glaucoma and Retinal Disease
Please note that the course title has been changed from the Specialist Certificate in Management of Posterior Eye Disease to Specialist Certificate in Glaucoma and Retinal Disease.
This Specialist Certificate/subject will enable optometrists to advance their capabilities in the day-to-day management of eye disease by affording them the opportunity to review the most current ideas on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of ocular disease affecting the posterior pole, thus also preparing them for any further shifts in the scope of optometric practice in this area. This module will include a critical examination of how the state-of- the-art diagnostic and imaging tools can be incorporated into clinical practice.
Given the explosion in the literature of health sciences, the course will concentrate on developing a deep understanding in a select group of eye diseases regularly seen in optometric practice (for example, glaucoma, diabetes, agerelated macular degeneration). The course will, however, provide optometrists with the tools necessary to develop a deeper, evidence-based understanding in other eye diseases of their choosing.