Upcoming Events




CPD Points


Cost: $39








 Maximum CPD points available providing 70% pass mark is achieved in assessment.






Past Events

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CPD Points

12th April 2016

Webinar: Shedding light on the medical implications of optometric clinical findings


Presenters: Carol Chu and special guest- Dr Jodie Yapp and 

There is a significant overlap in conditions encountered by optometrists and GPs in routine examination. This talk features a GP and an optometrist detailing how these conditions are best managed collaboratively, incorporating the evidence base from current literature.


Areas topical to every day optometric practice will be addressed, including cholesterol, hypertension, omega-3 supplementation and infection control. 



20th March 2016

Full day CPD & Research event:

A case based approach to macular disease


Macular disease is a leading, rising cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide. Early macular disease is often best detected by routine examination. Errors in diagnosis or management may have profound consequences on an individual’s central vision. Join us for this innovative whole day CPD event designed to challenge and improve your ability to differentially diagnose macular disease.


Course highlights:

  • Distinguished speakers: Professor Michael Kalloniatis, Dr Michael Chilov, Dr Nagi Assaad.


  • Cutting edge clinical research: Evaluate a series of twenty macular cases referred to CFEH in an interactive format, with the provision of individual feedback.

Up to 15.5T

8th March 2016

Webinar: Unexpected clinical findings



Presenter: Dr Michael Hennessy


9th February 2016

Webinar: Clinical dilemmas: Matching structure and function to reach a diagnosis


Presenter: Michael Yapp

With the advance in technology increasing practitioner’s ability to image structural changes in the eye, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to match structure and function to assist in the diagnosis and management of eye disease. 

This talk uses a case study based approach to present a logical step-wise process highlighting the use of techniques and technology to assist practitioners enhance differential diagnosis ability.



10th November 2015

Webinar: Acute Anterior Uveitis: from infective to autoimmune


Presenter: Michael Yapp

Acute Anterior Uveitis has a plethora of associated local and systemic triggers and causes.

This one hour lecture steps through the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of acute anterior uveitis and focuses on the underlying causes ranging from ankylosing spondylitis through to zoster.


13th October 2015

Webinar: Looking into the periphery - why bother?


Presenter: Paula Katalinic

Peripheral retinal pathology ranges from being to sight-threatening and even life-threatening. 

This webinar uses a practical, case-based approach to explore a range of interesting peripheral retinal conditions that you will see when regularly dilating your patients in clinical practice. 

The pros and cons of pupil dilation and other technologies for examining the retinal periphery will be discussed.


8th September 2015

Webinar: First-line glaucoma management for optometrists


Presenter: Jack Phu

Glaucoma is an optic neuropathy that is frequently seen in primary optometric practice. There exists a number of management options and pathways for these patients, including treatment with topical medications.

Through the use of case studies, this webinar will review some of the medical therapies available to optometrists, including considerations in deciding the most appropriate first-line option for each patient.

11th August 2015

Webinar: The Iris: The Forgotten Structure

Presenter: Elizabeth Wong

In this webinar, we discuss conditions involving an often overlooked part of the eye; the iris. 

After a brief discussion on iris anatomy, we will be exploring common and rarer iris anomalies through a series of case studies, highlighting the use of everyday optometric instrumentation as well as advanced imaging.

 14th July 2015

Webinar: Do You Know What it is Yet? Case Studies on Unusual Eye Conditions


Presenter: Nayuta Yoshioka

This one hour webinar will focus on the clinical management of less commonly encountered ocular conditions.
It will consist of a series of case studies of unusual conditions seen at the Centre for Eye Health in Sydney, covering clinical presentation, interpretation of images, diagnosis, management and disease background.

9th June 2015

Webinar: Neuroretinal rim anomalies: a series of case studies


Presenter: Rebecca Tobias

The optic nerve is an essential element of our visual pathway, with the optic nerve head often an important sign of its structural integrity. 

There are a wide range of different conditions that can alter the appearance of the neural retinal rim at the optic nerve head, often with similar and confusing appearances. 

This one hour webinar will take you through a number of case studies that we have seen at the centre to help you understand how to best diagnose and manage these types of patients.

12th May 2015 Webinar: Macular Pigment - What it is and what it does


Presenter: Angelica Ly

The word ‘macula’ derives from the term “macula lutea”, Latin for yellow spot.

Used in this way, the word macula refers to the central retina but how much do we really know about this yellow spot?
How can knowledge of its mysteries be applied in the everyday clinic?
What is the role of this pigment in age-related macular degeneration?

This webinar will cover macular pigment – what comprises it, its function, how to measure it and the conditions that result when it goes wrong.

14th April 2015

Webinar: There’s no sugar coating diabetic retinopathy – a medley of case studies.


Presenter:Jaclyn Chiang

Diabetic retinopathy is a potential complication of diabetes which can lead to blindness and significantly impact the quality of life of patients, therefore the timely detection and accurate management of this condition is important.

This webinar features case studies which highlight the use of advanced imaging in detecting and managing diabetic retinopathy as well as cover key considerations when examining patients with this condition.


10th March 2015

Webinar:  Clinical Pearls - Visual Pathway Assessment


Presenter:Prof Michael Kalloniatis

Optometrists can now initiate glaucoma treatment. How do we discriminate true glaucoma optic nerve changes from conditions that mimick similar changes? 

This one hour lecture will provide a systematic guide using case presentations to assist clinicians in their diagnosis. 

10th February 2015

Webinar: Inherited eye disease: Acing The Genetic Component

Presenter: Barbara Zangerl

The diagnosis of an inherited eye disorder is often extremely distressing to young patients and their relatives. This webinar provides an overview over contributing hereditary principles and resources available to affected families. Listeners will obtain simple tools that support diagnostic abilities and provide guidance for treatment, management and prevention.


11th November 2014

Webinar: Assessing the anterior chamber angle: From one angle to another


Presenter: Agnes Choi

This webinar will go through basic anatomy of the angle, techniques of assessing the angle, gonioscopic grading systems, abnormalities associated with closed angles as well as open angles.

Clinical cases will be presented to illustrate examples of pathologic angles and the techniques used to assess them.  It is hoped that the audience would gain a better understanding of the more common angle pathologies, be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal features in an angle and that techniques such as gonioscopy would be incorporated into the day-to-day optometric practice.

14th October 2014

 Webinar: Vitreomacular interface disorders

Presenter: Jaclyn Chiang

Vitreomacular interface disorders encompass a range of conditions which is essentially caused by an anomalous posterior vitreous detachment resulting in morphologic changes at the vitreomacular interface and consequently deterioration in visual function. This webinar provides a better understanding of the anatomical features of the vitreous and highlights the use of advanced imaging in improving clinical examination as well as assisting in differential diagnoses and management of vitreomacular interface conditions which will be discussed through various case studies.



9th September 2014

Webinar: Back to Basics: Simplifying Macular Degeneration

Presenter: Rebecca Milston

Age related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision impairment in the developed world. Whilst it is a topic which is extremely important to understand, it can be challenging to contain due to the wide-ranging research and terminology in the area. This talk will comprise of a series of case studies to highlight some key clinical features of AMD as well as summarize some recent AMD classification and risk assessment systems. This will develop your understanding of your AMD patients as well as improve your record keeping and communication with other practitioners.


12th August 2014

Webinar: Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging

Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging is becoming an increasingly utilised technique in the clinical evaluation of ocular disease as It can be incorporated into fundus cameras, OCT instruments and ultra widefield imaging instruments. This presentation will highlight the clinical application of FAF imaging and the valuable information it can add to the diagnosis of posterior eye disorders.



8th July 2014

Webinar: Ultrasound Imaging & the Eye

 Ultrasound imaging technology relies on sound to image structures, enabling penetrance into opaque tissue. It can also be applied in biometry by measuring the length of time it takes for the sound signal to bounce back to estimate the depth of a structure. Thus, ultrasounds have some important applications in optometric practice. This lecture will cover the basic of ultrasound and the different types of ultrasound instruments available for clinical usage and their clinical indication. Interpretation of ultrasound image and identification of different lesions/ocular structures that may be encountered with the ultrasound will also be covered, including iris nodules and posterior eye lesions. 


10th June 2014

Webinar: Pigmented lesions of the posterior Eye

Pigmented lesions in the ocular fundus are commonly encountered by optometrists in everyday practice. They may be innocuous, such as choroidal naevi. However, some are sight or life threatening, such as choroidal melanomas. This webinar will review pigmented lesions relevant to full scope optometrists and provide listeners with the skills to differentially diagnose them  3T

13th May 2014

Webinar: OCT imaging and Red/Green disease: when green ain’t good and red ain’t bad

New ophthalmic imaging technologies such as OCT typically use a green/yellow/red colour coding when classifying measurements as within or outside normal range compared to the instrument’s normative database. While this is often useful, classifications can be misleading and optometrists need to consider the wide range of confounding factors when interpreting results. Individual patient characteristics such as tilted discs, vitreopapillary traction, myopic staphylomas, small or large disc size, media opacities and eye movements can significantly affect results. Imager-induced errors such as incorrect placement of the line scan, poor focus, or imaging away from the pupil centre are also problematic. A case-based approach will be used to demonstrate these features as well as considering the latest literature on the topic.  3T

8th April 2014

Webinar: Spot the difference: differential diagnosis of white dot syndromes

 “White Dot” syndromes appears to be a blanket term for a number of various retinal inflammatory disorders.  Some of these conditions have a good prognosis and others are potentially sight-threatening. In this webinar we will discuss how OCT and fundus autofluorescence can aid in the differentiation of the white dot disorders.  3T

11th March 2014

Webinar: Macular oedema under the spotlight: from clinical manifestation to assessment with advanced imaging

Macular oedema can occur as a consequence of a number of different ocular and systemic conditions. During this webinar we will discuss how macular oedema arises, how imaging can be used in its assessment as well as how to interpret imaging results. Case studies will be used to further highlight some of the common causes of macular oedema and various treatments available. 


25th February 2014

Webinar: Hyperaemic optic nerves: The Normal, the Dangerous and the Deadly

Hyperaemic optic nerves present a difficult diagnostic challenge as the causes can range from congenital and benign through to potentially fatal. This lecture uses a case study based approach to detail the different causes of hyperaemic optic nerves and how to arrive at the correct differential incorporating ocular imaging.


12th November


Webinar: Seeing Through the Haze: Differential Diagnosis of Corneal Opacities

A case study approach centered on the differential diagnosis and appropriate management of non-infections causes of corneal haze. The lecture will specifically feature the application of new imaging technologies including OCT, Confocal microscopy and Scheimpflug techniques both from an interpretation and a diagnostic perspective.  A differential diagnosis workflow will be presented to assist practitioners in the management of their patients.


27th October 2013


Full day

SCOPE: Blood vessel Diseases: I to Eye

During the course of the day, you will hear from interesting and diverse speakers who will take us on a fascinating journey from the body to the eye. A cardiologist will share her knowledge on a range of systemic vascular conditions which can affect the eyes, a scientist will impart new insights into the retinal and choriodal vascular systems and an ocular oncologist, retinal specialists and optometrists will share their experience in diagnosing and treating an array of ocular vascular pathologies.



8th October 2013

Webinar: Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: There is more to it than stressed males in their 30's

Presenter: Jaclyn Chiang

Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is a condition that optometrists commonly encounter in their practice. This webinar aims to provide a comprehensive review of the condition and explore through theory and case studies the role of various imaging techniques in diagnosing and managing varied presentations of CSCR.

Watch the Video Podcast via Learning for Vision 


10th September 2013

Webinar: Can you believe the nerve of the patient? - Tilted and obliquely inserted Optic Discs


Presenter: Angelica Ly

Tilted and obliquely inserted optic discs present on a broad spectrum ranging from subtle variants in shape to gross malformations. This webinar will provide an in-depth review of these optic disc anomalies utilising case studies to explore their clinical associations. Listeners will learn how to differentiate these puzzling presentations from pathology, and be able to apply that knowledge in clinical practice.

Watch the Video Podcast on Learning for Vision

13th August 2013

Webinar: Detecting Glaucomatous Progression

Presenter: Carol Chu

Determining when there has been glaucomatous progression is one of the most challenging aspects of managing the disease.

This one hour webinar will review the current tools available to optometrists for detecting relevant changes in suspected and established glaucoma patients. We will discuss clinical examination techniques and the role of imaging equipment in assessing for glaucomatous change.

A number of case studies will be presented to demonstrate the use of these techniques in current clinical practise.

Watch the Video Podcast via Learning for Vision 


9th July 2013

Webinar: Improve your peripheral awareness; differentiating between retinal detachments and retinoschisis

Presenter: Rebecca Milston

Abnormalities in the peripheral retina can be hard to identify and even harder to diagnose. This one hour live webinar will review the signs and symptoms of two relatively common conditions, retinal detachments and retinoschisis, and gives you the tools of how to differentiate between the two. 
It will cover clinical examination techniques that you can apply within your practice as well as how imaging equipment can help. 
The webinar will include case studies of patients seen at the centre to assist you in applying this knowledge in your practices. 

Watch the Video Podcast on Learning for Vision

11th June 2013

Webinar: Solving clinical dilemmas with ocular imaging

Presenter: Paula Katalinic

An educational 1 hour webinar will be presented online.With new eye imaging technologies rapidly changing the way we practice optometry, we can now solve longstanding clinical dilemmas with relative ease. In this webinar, we’ll take a look at a range of clinical cases referred to CFEH which were able to be solved with the aid of eye imaging including optical coherence tomography, Optomap wide-field imaging, Pentacam, B-Scan ultrasound, ultrasound biomicroscopy, and anterior and retinal photography.

Watch the Video Podcast via Learning for Vision 


28th May 2013



Optic Nerves: The good, the bad and the ugly Presenter: Mike Yapp & Jaclyn Chiang

This 2 hour seminar is being held at the Centre for Eye Health in UNSW, Sydney.Optic nerve pathology can range from the innocuous to the life threatening.  This talk uses case presentations to highlight a systematic process to assist you in the differential diagnosis and optometric management of optic nerve head lesions and pathology.

Watch the Video Podcast on Learning for Vision


9th April 2013

Webinar: Glaucoma: Is it getting on your nerves?

Presenter: Anna Delmadoros

 A pot pourri of glaucoma cases will be presented over a one hour live lecture.Glaucoma can be a challenge to detect.  This informative webinar will present a potpourri of interesting cases, interspersed with practical tips and potentially useful information from latest research, which may reduce the incidence of glaucoma getting on our and our patients nerves.

Watch the Video Podcast via Learning for Vision


26th March 2013

Webinar: Central Retinal changes in pathological Myopia.

Presenter: Michael Yapp

Pathological myopia is becoming increasing prevalent. Peripheral retinal changes are commonly associated with high myopia, however there are a significant number of potentially sight threatening complications associated with central retinal changes in high myopia that are often missed in routine examination.This one hour live presentation deals with the diagnosis and management of these changes utilising case studies incorporating OCT imaging.

Watch the Video Podcast on Learning for Vision


26th February 2013

Webinar: Nerve-Wracking Cases

Presenter: Jaclyn Chiang

 The webinar will cover a series of case studies with a focus on “swollen-looking” optic nerves.There will be an emphasis on key aspects in identifying, integrating and understanding relevant clinical data and incorporating advanced imaging to facilitate in the differential diagnosis and management. 

Watch the Video Podcast via Learning for Vision 


30th October 2012
Detection of Glaucomatous Progression - How? Tuesday evening 6:45-9pm 6T
26th August 2012 A far sighted approach to myopia management - new insights into an often misunderstood and mismanaged condition  A full-day  weekend event.  15

15th May 2012

(6.30pm -9.00pm)

IntermediateWhen Macular Disease is not ARM   A two-hour weekday evening event 6

 17th April 2012

(6.30pm -9.00pm)

IntroductoryWhen Macular Disease is not ARM A two-hour weekday evening event 6

21st March 2012

(6.30pm -9.00pm)

IntermediateDiagnostic Challenges in Peripheral Retinal Examination  A two-hour weekday evening event
22nd February 2012 IntroductoryDiagnostic Challenges in Peripheral Retinal Examination  A two-hour weekday evening event  6
29th January 2012  Interrelationship of Structure and Function in the Diagnosis of Glaucoma A full-day  weekend event  T12
18th October & 22nd November Pearls in Glaucoma Diagnosis  A two-hour weekday evening event. A series of case studies highlighting key aspects of glaucoma diagnosis. The focus will be on assimilating and understanding all of the relevant information and clinical data, including imaging, to make appropriate clinical decisions based on current best practice guidelines.  6

 21st September 2011

(6.30pm -9.00pm)

 The changing role of visual fields in clinical diagnosis  A two-hour weekday evening event.  7
 30th August 2011
(6.30pm -9.00pm)
The changing role of visual fields in clinical diagnosis  A two-hour weekday evening event.  7
Monday 1st August 2011
(6.30pm -9.00pm)
 Diabetic Retinopathy  Focus on diabetes-related eye conditions, including the identification of at-risk patients, diagnosis, ophthalmic treatment options and quality of life implications. 6
28th March 2011 Corneal Topography Outlines the applications of corneal topography within optometric practice, with specific focus on the Pentacam, including how to interpret results and who to refer. 6
19th April 2011 Corneal Topography Outlines the applications of corneal topography within optometric practice, with specific focus on the Pentacam, including how to interpret results and who to refer. 6
23rd November 2010 SCOPE* Glaucoma Lecture and Grand Rounds This is a repeat of the October SCOPE event. 4
December 12th 2010 SCOPE* Lectures and Workshops This SCOPE event will explore retina eye diseases and the role of the OCT in investigating, diagnosing and managing these conditions. The keynote speakers are ophthalmologists Dr. Paul Beaumont and Dr. Kwon Kang. 12
26th October 2010 SCOPE* Glaucoma Lecture and Grand Rounds This complimentary CFEH event for optometrists registered with the Centre will be an opportunity to:
  • Develop your knowledge of glaucoma diagnosis and management through an interactive lecture with Professor Michael Kalloniatis, Centre Director
  • Hear real case examples of how advanced ocular imaging can assist you and your patients (grand rounds)
  • Tour the Centre's facilities
September 13th 2010 SCOPE* Glaucoma Suite Masterclass Glaucoma is a complicated condition requiring many different pieces of information to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis and management plan. This workshop is specifically on utilising and interpreting imaging for the differential diagnosis of glaucoma, including covering what test are needed in a glaucoma workup for a best practise assessment as well as interpreting the imaging results of the OCT, GDx and HRT3.Michael Yapp, CFEH Principal Optometrist, will deliver the masterclass for a small group of between 10 to 15 referring optometrists through a combination of hands-on case discussions and presentation format, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. 6 CPD points have been applied for. 6
September 12th 2010 SCOPE* Lectures and Workshops This event is a mini repeat of the June 20th SCOPE lectures and workshops and held in conjunction with SEMO. 10
August 31st 2010 SCOPE* Interactive Lectures Glaucoma Update: Benchtop to Practice, Professor Michael Kalloniatis, Centre DirectorGlaucoma co-management with ophthalmology is now within the scope of practice of optometry. The mechanism of action of anti-glaucoma medications, IOP reduction strategies and neuroprotection will be discussed. Ocular imaging as it applies to the optic nerve assessment in glaucoma and other related conditions will also be explored.How the Centre has helped my patients, Anthony Chapman-DaviesUsing a grand rounds format, Anthony will discuss how advanced ocular imaging performed at the Centre has enable him to better understand and manage his patients. 4
June 20th 2010 SCOPE* Lectures and Workshops This SCOPE* event will consist of a series of lectures, plus interactive workshops and a panel discussion. 12
May 20th - June 17th 2010 Ophthalmology Information Session CFEH invites ophthalmologists in NSW and the ACT to attend an information session and tour at the Centre, located on the University of New South Wales Kensington campus in Sydney. N/A


* Series of Continuing Ophthalmic Professional Development

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