The accredited Glaucoma Professional Education Programme is for New Zealand optometrists, nurses, orthoptists, ophthalmic technicians and other eye health professionals interested in furthering their understanding of glaucoma and its clinical management. Registered optometrists can earn 12 CD and 2 GPR credits as part of their ongoing professional registration requirements.
About the Programme
The programme provides an opportunity for eye health professionals to maintain their competence in diagnosing and treating glaucoma, assisting them in delivering the highest level of service and most up-to-date treatments available.
There are four cases, which contain a combination of patient history, clinical examination findings, optic nerve photographs, visual field test results and optical coherence tomography scans as appropriate, and any other relevant clinical information. Qualified glaucoma specialists have produced all cases. The 2022 cases were compiled and prepared by Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer and Dr. Hannah Kersten.
New to the programme this year is an interactive disc grading component, with 40 disc pairs.
We will also offer glaucoma peer review sessions facilitated, by a glaucoma specialist, ophthalmologist as part of the registration package.