Thursday 12th October 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cataract is one of the leading causes of treatable vision loss in Australia and globally. As well as improved visual acuity, the detection and treatment of cataract results in improved social interaction and reduced psychological distress. General practitioners, in collaboration with eye health professionals, can ensure patients have access to timely cataract detection and treatment. This can reduce morbidity caused by vision loss, and associated impacts.
We will be joined by Dr Jennifer Fan Gaskin (MBChB, MD, FRANZCO) is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Eye Research Australia. In 2021 she was named a Superstar of STEM by Science and Technology Australia.
She is a passionate patient advocate through her role on Glaucoma Australia’s Clinical Advisory Panel. She is very active in the wider ophthalmic community where she holds multiple leadership roles:
- Director of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
- Victorian Representative of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society
- Reviewer for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists’ Scientific Review Panel
There will also be a short presentation from HealthPathways.
This activity is funded by the Victorian Government and supported by the Australian Government through the Primary Health Network program.
Note: This activity is for health professionals practicing in Victoria only.