Diabetic Eye Disease CPD CourseDescription
Between 300,000 and 400,000 Australians live with diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of preventable blindness among people of a working age. 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 diabetic eye disease that has been developed with Australia’s leading retinal specialists and General Practitioners.
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 GPs from RACGP, ACRRM and members of RANZCO, 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 current and future prevalence rates of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Australia on presentations in general practice.
- Differentiate the clinical symptoms and signs suggestive of diabetes-related eye disease and describe how to assess for DR effects on eyes and vision.
- Develop a practice plan to assist communication of DR risk factors to individual patients in a culturally safe manner.
- Develop an evidence-based treatment plan to refer, treat and manage DR patients.
- Recognise how to link patients diagnosed with diabetic eye disease 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