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110645 - Vision Loss, the impact, and what you can do.

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This educational presentation from Vision Australia provides information on the reason for and impact of vision loss, as well as services available, and process and timing for referral.

Relevance to General Practice

Approximately 51,000 Australians are blind (this includes 1.2% of adults who are aged over 55 years), and 119,000 of our population have low vision. General practitioners (GPs) are ideally placed to coordinate care of individuals with visual impairment to enable them to access appropriate community supports and necessary services. However they need to take into account their own skill level (in assessment of vision and eye anatomy), the availability of specialised equipment, such as slit lamps, that they are competent to use, the likelihood of patient injury from either the condition or intervention, and the appropriateness of referral before treating ocular conditions. This educational presentation from Vision Australia provides information on the reason for and impact of vision loss, as well as services available, and process and timing for referral.

Learning outcomes
  • List some of the aspects of vision
  • Describe some of the impacts of vision loss
  • Identify some of the services available through Vision Australia
  • Discuss a systematic approach to when to refer for available services
  • Delivery
    Title
    110645 - Vision Loss, the impact, and what you can do.
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    0.5 hours
    Start Date
    16-Jan-2018
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD
    0.5 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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