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Diabetic eye care in the community

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face
2 hours

Please join us for an education session discussing diabetic eye care in the community to be presented by Paula Katalinic.

Patients often present to the GP seeking advice on eye conditions. GPs have an important role in providing primary health care to individuals with diabetic retinopathy and recognising the signs and symptoms that require referral to other health professionals. This lecture will review the ocular complications of diabetes, with a primary focus on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy. In addition, the talk will consider how GPs, optometrists and ophthalmologists can collaborate to improve ocular health outcomes.

Paula is a senior optometrist at the Centre for Eye Health in the University of New South Wales and also works as Professional Services Manager at Optometry Association NSW/ACT. She has a strong focus on the provision of both clinical services and education while also being involved in clinical research. She has been invited to speak at conferences in Australia, New Zealand and the US. Her main focus in on diabetic retinopathy and other vascular eye diseases.

Learning objectives: 

1. Describe the lesions of diabetic retinopathy and other ocular complications associated with diabetes.  

2. Understand the importance of regular examinations and early detection of diabetic retinopathy in preventing vision loss. 

3. Recognise how collaboration between GPs, optometrists and ophthalmologist can contribute to improved ocular health outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Target audience: GPs, Allied Health Professionals - Optometrists, dietitians, diabetic educators and Pharmacists

*Please note GP Registrars who wish to register for CPD events and do not have a member number will need to contact the CPD Department on 1300 986 991



Please note, we will endeavour to accommodate all dietary requests, however if you register less than 2 business days before an event, we cannot guarantee your dietary requirements will be met. Please contact the CPD team if you have any questions.

Free street parking available in Coward Street.

This event is supported by our member networks.

CESPHN CPD events (excluding CPR) are free to GPs and allied health professionals who are financial members of their respective PHN member organisation as listed below. For GPs and allied health professionals who are not financial members of a member organisation and wish to attend CESPHN CPD events, a $120 cover charge per event will be payable. 

The PHN member organisations including their membership fees are:   

• Central Sydney GP Network ($110)

• General Practice Eastern Sydney ($110)

• GP Crew Limited ($110)

• St George Division of General Practice ($110)

• Sutherland Division of General Practice ($110)

• Central and Eastern Sydney Allied Health Network ($110)

If you are not already a member of one of these organisations, and would like to join, or have any questions, please phone CESPHN Reception on 1300 986 991 or visit the membership page on the website.

Financial members can attend any event (excluding CPR) within their target audience for free! Please note practice managers and practice nurses are not required to be paid members at this point in time.

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Diabetic eye care in the community
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Education Provider
2 hours
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Parking Provided, Meals Provided