129.00 € (Inc. VAT)
Presenter: Marietjie Cilliers
Date and time: 5th May 2020 – 2nd June 2020
Frequency: Weekly at 19:00 PM GMT
Online Class Dates:
5th May: Defining and diagnosing dry eye disease.
12th May: Treatment of Aqueous deficient and evaporative dry eye disease.
19th May: How to become a dry eye practice by implementing a dry eye clinic.
26th May: Punctal plug insertion and removal techniques. Overall recap, case studies and discussion.
2nd June: Business implementation of setting up the dry eye clinic, training team and financial reward.
You will learn:
Dry eye is the most common problem seen in eye care, and presentation can vary greatly depending upon the severity and presence of systemic disease.
This course provides you with a solid foundation for diagnosing your dry eye patients and structuring an adequate treatment plan. Although presented from an optometric angle, it is not solely meant for optometrists. All Primary Eyecare providers will benefit significantly from both the information and management techniques.
We will look at some of the equipment available for dry eye diagnosis and new developments in treatment options. Most importantly, you will be able to implement these techniques into your day-to-day practice straight away. Join us on this 5-week journey of exciting, practical and fun-filled learning from the comfort of your home.
Webineyes Virtual Classroom
LIVE Virtual Class is an interactive, 60 minute educational lecture. Your web camera (video) is off and audio is muted. Chat, polls and interactive Q&A box are available throughout the lecture. Either interact as much as you like, or relax and take in the information.
Our Classes are in English and presented by Expert Professionals, with valuable information, experience and practical tips. You can easily join from anywhere with an internet connection and learning device (laptop, smartphone or tablet).
A recording is available to view anytime after the LIVE Class, for up to 3 months.
Continuing Education Points
This Course will be approved for 5 CET points for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians in the UK, Finland, Norway, Denmark and South Africa. To earn 1 (interactive) CET point, view the full lecture and complete the Quiz with 70 % pass. After successful completion, receive a downloadable Certificate by email.
See webinar detail below for more information on specific approved competences.
Marietjie Cilliers completed her bachelor’s degree in Optometry in 2008 at the University of Durban Westville. At this time, the B.Optom degree did not allow the prescribing of ocular therapeutic drugs. At the end of 2012, she completed her post-graduate diploma in diagnostics and advanced contact lenses (CAS) through NECO. In October of 2017, she completed her post-graduate certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (PGCOT) through SUNY. She is now licensed in South Africa to use and prescribe ocular therapeutic drugs as needed. She has an interest in ocular disease and pathology, specialty contact lenses, and dry eye management and is the Author of Visionstryt’s Practical Guide to Anterior Segment Conditions, the first ocular therapeutic manual in South Africa. She is also a Speaker at local conferences such as Cutting edge, SAOA conference, and Contact connect in South Africa and a Presenter with Webineyes, the first international web-based Eyecare Conference that was hosted in November 2019. Topics delivered included Conjunctivitis and Traumatic Ocular injuries. (www.webineyes.com ). She is also the developer of Gurumed, an online platform for medical based training launching in 2020.