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It is vital that General Practitioners and health professionals alike be able to access the most up-to-date medical eye related information and resources.

GP WORKSHOPS 2015

As part of our campaign to educate GPs about common eye conditions, we are holding GP workshops across the countryin 2015. These will be presented by experienced ophthalmologists and you can receive CPD points. Please see below for more information or email communications@ranzco.edu

GP WORKSHOP HOBART

Henry Jones Art Hotel

Saturday 20 June 2015

 
GP WORKSHOP SYDNEY

Hilton Hotel

Saturday 1 August 2015

 
GP WORKSHOP GOLD COAST

Sheraton Mirage Resort

Thursday 13 August 2015

 

HOW DO I FIND AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST?

You can search for an ophthalmologist in specific areas using the 'Find an Ophthalmologist' feature, however patients will still need to see a GP or optometrist for a referral. We advise that if the patient is at a level of emergency to visit their nearest hospital.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST AND AN OPTOMETRIST?

This leaflet This leaflet contains information on the role of an:

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Optometrist
  • Therapeutically endorsed optometrist

So you can make an informed decision regarding the management of medical eye conditions and when to refer to ophthalmologists in the correct instance.

GP SESSION AT THE RANZCO ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS

We have recordings available from our GP educational session at the RANZCO Congress in 2013, to increase GP awareness of eye issues and the role of ophthalmologists in their senior eye-care role.

EYE EMERGENCY MANUAL

Created by NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Ophthalmology Network

The Eye Emergency Manual is designed for use by non-ophthalmic clinicians in emergency settings, and is particularly useful for those in rural areas or in metropolitan hospitals without an ophthalmology service.

DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE FOR THE NON-OPHTHALMOLOGIST

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) have developed a computerised diagnostic software for diagnosis of the acute red or painful eye by non-ophthalmologists (CoDEx). This web-based program is freely accessible online(on PC's, tablets and smartphones) and has shown excellent diagnostic performance so far, with very high sensitivity to serious ocular emergencies. It can be viewed and used on www.deyeagnose.org

The target users of this program are GPs and emergency physicians who have to diagnose acute eye problems with little equipment and expertise. The program is designed specifically for this target audience and is reliant mostly ondirected history taking and very few simple examination items. You can also read more in this article.