Age-related Macular Degeneration CPD CourseDescription
More than 1.4 million Australians have some evidence of age-related macular degeneration – the leading cause of irreversible severe vision loss and blindness in Australia. GPs are the front line of patient interactions and have a valuable role in decreasing preventable blindness, and are an important part of the solution to reduce both the incidence and impact of macular disease.
Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) is providing a free CPD course for GPs on age-related macular degeneration that has been developed with Australia’s leading retinal specialists and GPs.
Funded by the Commonwealth Government, in response to the Prevention and Early Detection Actions in MDFA’s National Strategic Action Plan for Macular Disease, this course aims to improve patient communication about macular disease and its impacts, including managing and reducing modifiable risk.
In collaboration with RACGP, this education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program and has been approved for 3 CPD points and is suitable for inclusion in your CPD plan.
- Appraise the impact of current and future prevalence rates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Australia on presentations in general practice.
- Differentiate the clinical symptoms suggestive of AMD and describe how to assess for AMD-related effects on eyes and vision.
- Implement comprehensive risk factor assessment for the development and progression of AMD to increase detection.
- Develop an evidence-based treatment plan to refer, treat and manage AMD patients.
- Recognise how to link patients diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration with appropriate supports and services.
- Discuss current best practice and strategies to recognise and encourage high risk individuals to have regular eye examinations.
Type: Self-paced online
Accreditation: RACGP 3 CPD points
RACGP: 3 pts