2014 General Practitioner Ophthalmic Education Evening

The Ophthalmic Surgery Centre (OSC), once again held an extremely successful GP Ophthalmic Education Dinner on Thursday 17 July 2014 at the Hotel Mantra, Chatswood. This 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.

24 North Shore GP’s attended the evening and heard presentations from eight OSC Visiting Medical Officer Ophthalmologists. You can find our Ophthalmologists presentations below

Dr Derek Chan – Should Fenofibrate be Prescribed to all Diabetics?

A/Prof. Ian Francis  – Routine Office Eye Checks

Dr Kim Frumar –  Informing Your Patients About Intraocular Lens Choices & IOL Update

Dr Noni Lewis – The Non Acute Red Eye

Dr Ilesh Patel  – Glaucoma – Refresher Course for GP’s

Dr Inderjit Singh – Intraocular Lens Choices – What to Ask & What  to Tell

Dr Geoff Wilcsek –  Adult & Paediatric Ptosis

Dr Jay Yohendran –  Pterygium Surgery

The eight 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.