The Glaucoma NZ online Education Programme provides an opportunity for eye health professionals to maintain their competence in diagnosing and treating glaucoma, assisting them in delivering the highest level of service and most up-to-date treatments available. Participation is available to any health professional. CD or GE credits are awarded to optometrists.

The programme is approved by the NZ Optometrists & Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) CPD Accreditation Committee. The cost is NZD $285 (including GST)

Cases  – 2 GE points each (ODOB event number 51189, 51190, 51191, 51192)

The programme consists of 4 cases containing a combination of patient history, clinical examination findings, optic nerve photographs, visual field test results, optical coherence tomography scans, and other relevant clinical information. Each case includes one reading which is attached as a pdf document on the site.

There are questions, and answers for self-directed learning, followed by a web-based examination comprised of 25 multi-choice and true/false questions. Three attempts are allowed to achieve the 70% pass.

Optic Disc Grading – 4 GE points (ODOB event number 51068)

The disc grading component of the programme asks you to grade 40 pairs of optic discs across nine different parameters. Each set of disc photos has been independently graded by a glaucoma specialist ophthalmologist and a glaucoma prescriber optometrist, and correct answers are based on combinations of these gradings.

There may be more than one correct option for some categories, but pick the option that best represents the optic disc you are grading. A mark of 6/9 (67%) is required to pass each disc. You are allowed up to three attempts per optic disc. If you pass the assessment, you can still repeat it, but please keep in mind that your last attempt will be the one that is recorded.

CD points are allocated to each course completed before 31st October 2023. You must download the Case Completion Certificate from the Programme Report page for each successfully completed case.

Glaucoma Peer Review (ODOB assessed following event)

Please register now to present a case at our online peer review session with Dr. Sonya Bennett. Call Karon 0800 452 826 to book your session.

7 – 9pm     Tuesday 10 October – ODOB event number 51102



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of people with glaucoma don’t realise they have it.


of people with glaucoma will preserve their sight with the right treatment


of New Zealanders over the age of 40 years are affected by glaucoma

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