Continuing Professional Development
2 CPD Activity points available
An interactive webinar by a specialist Ophthalmologist from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, for GPs to improve their knowledge and skills in the assessment of patients presenting with visual loss at various stages throughout the lifespan.
Join this 60 minute, interactive lecture style presentation for GPs and GP registrars to improve their knowledge and skills in the assessment of patients presenting with visual loss at various stages throughout the lifespan.
This session will cover the following:
- How to assess amblyopia in children and determine its causes; including squint, refractive error, cataract.
- Common causes of visual loss in the middle aged; including diabetic eye disease and vein occlusions.
- Assessing, managing and referring your elderly patients, with discussion covering macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataract.
Dr Del Porto completed her medical degree at The University of Sydney, graduating with honours. Her ophthalmic training was at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and subsequently at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital, in London.
Dr Del Porto is a fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She completed research in thyroid eye disease, has multiple publications in the medical literature and has been an invited speaker at international conferences. She is dedicated to providing the very best care for her patients.
Dr Lana del Porto has extensive experience in the treatment of cataract and age-related macular degeneration, strabismus (squint), paediatric ophthalmology, thyroid eye disease and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr Del Porto has three private practices in Glen Iris, Springvale and Cheltenham . She is a consultant at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where she teaches cataract and squint surgery.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
- Outline the GP assessment and diagnosis of the common causes of vision loss throughout the lifespan.
- Develop a safety net approach to determine when it is sight or life threatening.
- Describe GP assessment of amblyopia and list its common causes (including squint, refractive error and cataract).
- List the common causes of visual loss in the middle age and outline appropriate GP management and referral pathways.
- Detail the assessment of the elderly with regard to the common causes of vision loss including macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataract.