The programme is approved by the NZ Optometrists & Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) CPD Accreditation Committee for a maximum of 12 Clinical Diagnostic (CD) credits, plus 2 Glaucoma Peer Review (GPR) credits for registered glaucoma prescribers who present a case for peer review.

All cases have been produced and reviewed by qualified glaucoma specialists. The 2023 cases were compiled and prepared by Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer and Dr Hannah Kersten.

Participation is available to any eye health professional. CD or GE credits are awarded to optometrists.


The Programme consists of 4 new cases per year, including case history, questions, and answers for self-directed learning, followed by a web-based examination comprised of 25 multi-choice and true/false questions. Three attempts are allowed to achieve the 70% pass required by ODOB CPD Accreditation Committee.

Each successfully passed case attracts 2 CD credits.

Optic Disc Grading

The disc grading component of the programme asks you to grade 40 pairs of optic discs across nine different parameters. Each set of disc photos has been independently graded by a glaucoma specialist ophthalmologist and a glaucoma prescriber optometrist, and correct answers are based on combinations of these gradings.

There may be more than one correct option for some categories, but pick the option that you think best represents the optic disc you are grading. A mark of 6/9 (67%) is required to pass each disc. You are allowed up to three attempts per optic disc. If you pass the assessment, you can still repeat it, but please note that your last attempt will be the one that is recorded. A maximum of 4 CD points can be awarded to complete the disc grading section.

CD points are allocated to each course completed before midnight Tuesday 31st October 2023. For this, you need to download the Case Completion Certificate available from the Programme Report page for each successfully completed case. ODOB accreditation number:50699

Enrolments will close at midnight on Friday 20th October 2023.

Examination answers will be available for review from 1st November 2023 until 31st December 2023.

The cost is NZD $285 (including GST) per programme. Refunds less an administration fee of $70 + GST is at Glaucoma New Zealand’s discretion and will not be made for partially completed cases.

Register for the 2023 programme