Update In The Management Of Diabetic Eye Disease And AMD

Update in the management of Diabetic Eye Disease and AMD


General practice eye consultations account for about 2.2 out of every 100 consultations. They range in nature from minor problems to vision-threatening emergencies. Eye problems are the fifth most common reason for medical specialist referral in Australia, making up 7.3% of such referrals. Identification and appropriate management of acute eye injuries and infection and of acute and progressive visual loss are essential skills for general practitioners.
A survey examining the frequency and predictors of unawareness of diabetic retinopathy and AMD, and found that 73% of individuals with diabetic retinopathy and 84% of individuals with AMD were unaware of their condition, suggesting that unawareness of these conditions should be a major public health concern and that efforts are needed to increase the frequency of eye exams among those at risk for these conditions.
General practitioners have a pivotal role in the screening and management of eye disease.


  1. Describe the range of eye diseases that occur in patients with diabetes
  2. Outline the treatment options for the management of diabetic macular oedema
  3. List the two types of age related macular degeneration, and the management options
  4. Discuss referral guidelines and pathways for diabetes eye management
Update in the management of Diabetic Eye Disease and AMD
  • Presenter(s):Szczepan Nowakowski
  • Host:The Royal Victorian Eye And Ear Hospital
  • Duration:56.33 min
  • Activity ID:141022
  • QI&CPD Points:2
  • Provider:Lateral Connections

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