2013 General Practitioner Ophthalmic Education Evening

The Ophthalmic Surgery Centre (OSC), once again held an extremely successful GP Ophthalmic Education Dinner on Thursday 18 July 2013 at Rocket Restaurant in Chatswood. The evening was a resounding success with 100% of the GP’s advising that they learnt from the ophthalmologists’ presentations enabling them to keep up to date with the latest developments in clinical ophthalmology.

29 North Shore GP’s attended the evening and heard presentations from seven OSC Visiting Medical Officer Ophthalmologists:

Dr Diana Semmonds – Lasers: What is New – Femtocataract

Dr Jay Yohendran – Glaucoma Treatment – What You Should Know About the Current Options

A/Prof Ian Francis – Visual Fields

Dr Noni Lewis – Red Eye for GP’s

Dr Vivek Chowdhury – Explaining LASIK and Lens/Cataract Surgery

Dr Andrew Kaines – Diabetic Eye & AREDS 2

Dr inderjit Singh – Cataract Surgery

The seven Ophthalmologists spoke on their topic for 15 minutes and then fielded questions from the floor, whilst GP’s enjoyed their dinner. GP’s were able to self-record their attendance and were also eligible to receive 4 RACGP points for the evening.

All present felt that the evening helped build closer professional GP referrer relationships and raise the awareness of OSC as a centre of excellence in ophthalmology. OSC looks forward to providing the evening again next year during Juleye as part of our efforts to raise awareness of eye health promotion and improved ophthalmic clinical education to our referrer GP community.