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Optometry Australia welcomes you to a new live webcast titled: Glaucoma Care and the Future. This event is free for all Optometry Australia members and will be held on Tuesday 10th April at 7.00pm AEST. Ophthalmologist Dr. Andrew White with optometrist Mr. Jack Phu will discuss accurate reading of OCT images and the role of neuroprotection in glaucoma care. A short review of correct Medicare billing will conclude the 90 minute webcast. 4.5 therapeutic points will be available for this event with attendance and upon successful completion of assessment. Register below and you will receive an email closer to the event with the link to watch the webcast on the night. Proudly supported by Novartis.

For Optometry NSW/ACT members, you are invited to attend this event in person or register above to watch online. The evening will be held at the Australian Dental Association (NSW) at: 1 Atchison St, St. Leonards NSW 2065. Please arrive by 6.30pm where light refreshments will be served. To attend in person, please RSVP by emailing Nicole on:

  • Mr. Simon Hanna

    Mr. Simon Hanna

    Optometry Australia | Professional Development and Policy

    After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2003, Simon went on to work for 2 years at the Australian College of Optometry, completing his Clinical Residency before moving into the private sector and opening his own private clinic in 2006. He completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry in 2006 and Postgraduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2007. In 2011 he returned to The University of Melbourne as a Senior Clinical Teaching Instructor and completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. Simon is currently the National Professional Development and Clinical Policy Manager

  • Mr. Jack Phu

    Mr. Jack Phu

    Centre for Eye Health | Optometrist

    Jack is currently the Glaucoma Lead Clinician and is completing his PhD at the Centre for Eye Health, UNSW. He obtained his undergraduate optometry degree from UNSW in 2011, and completed a Masters in Public Health and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2014. He is involved in teaching ocular diseases, ocular therapeutics, clinical optometry and visual neuroscience at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at UNSW. He has published papers and presented at conferences in the area of glaucoma and visual psychophysics, for which he has been awarded numerous travel grants and the Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fellowship in 2016.

  • Dr. Andrew White

    Dr. Andrew White

    Westmead Hospital | Sydney Ophthalmologist

    Andrew White B.Med.Sci(hons) MBBS PhD FRANZCO is a clinician scientist ophthalmologist at Westmead Hospital. His subspecialty interest is glaucoma. He was awarded First Class Honours in Medical Science in 1995 and a combined MBBS/PhD degree in 2001 from the University of Sydney. He also undertook research work at the Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany and the State University of New York (SUNY). This research focused on the characterisation of the koniocellular visual pathway, responsible for blue yellow colour vision as well as the physiology behind colour vision and glaucoma detection tests such as FDT. Trained at the Sydney Eye Hospital, he undertook subspecialty training in glaucoma at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK. In 2011, Andrew was promoted to the post of Consultant Ophthalmologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Cambridge. Throughout his time in the UK, Andrew undertook research at the Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge. He has recently been looking at neuroprotective agents to prevent the progression of glaucoma in vitro/ex vivo

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