Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences - 'Seeing Beyond Lecture'

School of Population Health Theatre 1, 207 Bouverie Street, University of Melbourne.


seeing beyond lecture

Join Professor Algis Vingrys and Dr Bao Nguyen from the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences for the lecture series "Seeing Beyond".

Perimetry developments to extend and complement your practice - Professor Algis Vingrys

The face of perimetry has changed little over the past 30 years, we still have a Humphrey or a Medmont. But surely the time has come to embrace the contemporary reality of Uber and AirBnB. New perimetry technology and test procedures have been developed on an iPad that are accurate, reliable and allow you to utilise broadband to monitor your patients remotely (tele-medicine). This presentation will describe one such app (Melbourne Rapid Fields) giving examples of test outcomes. It will discuss how the app can be adopted by optometrists in clinical practice or for the monitoring of suspects and those who have chronic eye diseases, such as AMD, neurological disease, diabetes or glaucoma, to identify patients who need prompt intervention.

Why optometrists should care about migraine - Dr Bao Nguyen 

Migraine is a common, debilitating primary headache disorder that typically affects people of working age. There are several reasons why migraines are of interest to optometrists. In particular, clinical tests of visual function for glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring can be confounded when there is a history of migraine. This talk will provide practical, evidence-based recommendations for managing patients with migraine who attend for eye care.

Please arrive by 6:15 for sign in - event starts 6:30pm-8:00pm

CPD points: 6 therapeutic points (approved)