TUE 26 MAR 2019

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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM AEDT



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About the Webinar

Linked to the release of Optometry Australia’s AMD Clinical Practice Guide (CPG), this webcast will summarise key aspects of the CPG, namely the latest classification, risk factors and optometric assessment and management of AMD. There will be a focus on the latest technology used in AMD management, in particular, the prognostic biomarkers that can be identified in patients with intermediate AMD who have a higher risk of progressing to late-stage AMD.  Finally, the Macular Disease Foundation Australia will discuss some of the key services that they can provide to optometrists and patients with AMD.  

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Mr Simon Hanna – Optometry Australia’s Professional Development and Clinical Policy Manager


Dr Carla Abbott

BOptom, PhD, PGDipOcTher, FACO

Carla is an optometrist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and a teaching clinician at the Australian College of Optometry. She has an interest in the structure and function of the retina and optic nerve and her current role is with the Macular Research Unit at CERA under the leadership of Prof Robyn Guymer. Carla is part of a multidisciplinary team developing a retinal prosthesis (bionic eye) and investigating treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Throughout 2018 Carla was part of Optometry Australia’s working group to develop a clinical practice guide for AMD. She was appointed to the Optometry Board of Australia as a member practitioner for a 3-year term in October 2018.

Angelica Ly

Integrated Care Co-ordinator and Lead Clinician (Macula) at Centre for Eye Health

Angelica has a passion for evidence-based optometry, ocular imaging, collaborative care and clinical research.  Her PhD thesis was entitled “Multimodal evaluation of macular structure and function in AMD” and she has had a number of peer-reviewed papers published in leading journals.  Angelica is an enthusiastic educator, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as ocular diseases lecturer, tutor and a clinical and research supervisor.  She has been invited to present at both Australian based optometry conferences and international conferences, including ARVO and the American Academy of Optometry annual conference.

Ms Colette Kinsella

Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Colette has over 25 years of experience within the pharmaceutical and optical industries, having led National Sales and Marketing teams at a number of key optical companies within Australia and the USA. Through her background in nursing and extensive interaction with optometrists, Colette has developed a keen understanding of the day to day running and needs of eyecare professionals and their practices to deliver optimal care and support to patients.

Colette regularly represents the Foundation at optometry and ophthalmology events and speaks at conference and community events about the important role of the Foundation, raising awareness about macular disease and the importance of regular eye examinations.