Ophthalmology Update - Family Medicine

Ophthalmology Update - Family Medicine

Knowledge and Skills Seminar for Family Physicians

Target Audience:

Family physicians, residents & students

Course Format: A mix of lecture series and small group hands-on workshops
Royal Columbian Hospital
330 E Columbia St
New Westminster BC


This one day course offers family physicians an opportunity to review and update their ophthalmology knowledge and skills through active learning.  FULL AGENDA

Participants will gain confidence in ophthalmic conditions commonly encountered in their practice, through a series of lectures and hands-on workshops facilitated by local ophthalmologists.

Registration closes on January 23rd!


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0900 Introduction and Opening Remarks | Dr. Stephanie Wise
Why do I care about ophthalmology?
0915 Ophthalmology Fundamentals | Dr. Nawaaz Nathoo
Anatomy and physiology of the eye and visual pathways
0945 Ophthalmology Exam Essentials | Dr. Stephanie Wise
Basic ophthalmology examination skills and techniques

1015 Refreshment Break

1030 Red Eye | Dr. Heather O'Donnell
Common presentations, distinguishing non/infectious etiologies
1045 Emergency or Non-Emergency? | Dr. Anastasia Neufeld
Common presentations, when to refer to ophthalmology or send to ED
1105 Glaucoma | Dr. Paul MacKenzie
Overview of primary open angle glaucoma, diagnosis and management
1120 Age-Related Macular Degeneration | Dr. Steve Levasseur
Diagnosis and management
1135 Cataracts | Dr. Christopher Pollock
Signs and symptoms; update on current surgical procedure

1155 Lunch

1255 Diabetic Eye Disease | Dr. David Albiani
Ophthalmology in assessment and management of diabetic patients
1310 Ocular Surface Disease | Dr. Alfonso Iovieno
Diagnosis and management, including blepharitis/meibomian gland dysfunction, chronic exposure keratopathy and GVHD
1320 Lumps and Bumps | Dr. Paul Denton
Common skin conditions presenting on and around the eye
1340 Driving, Low Vision, and Advocacy | Dr. Simon Warner
Visual regulations for BC driver licensure; resources for low vision
1400 What Not to Miss in Pediatric Ophthalmology | Dr. Maryam Aroichane
Newborn and well-child examination; pediatric ophthalmology diagnoses

1420 Break - Move to practical sessions

1445 Practical Sessions - 30 min each
        Examining Eyes in General Practice
        Visual acuity, pupil exam, extraocular movements, confrontation fields, direct ophthalmoscopy
        The Slit Lamp and Tonometer
        Slit lamp examination and measurement of intraocular pressure
        Conquer Direct Ophthalmoscopy!
        Practice using the direct ophthalmoscope on model eyes
        Quiz: When and Where to Refer?
        Triage of real clinical scenarios presenting to general practice

1645 Summary and Closing Remarks | Dr. Stephanie Wise
Review of clinical examples and important resources


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By Dec 4, 2017
Dec 4, 2017
Physicians $385 $435
Residents/Students $109 $135
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