Professionals

We know that the welfare of your patients is always paramount. That’s why we would like to support your work by providing ongoing education and support to your patients living with glaucoma.

Our resources have been designed to give your glaucoma patients tailored information and support that is practical and useful. We have also made it quick and easy to refer to Glaucoma New Zealand via our referral form.

Professional Resources include

  • Eyelights newsletters
  • Fact Sheets
  • Glaucoma Research
  • Patient Information Materials Order Form
  • Professional Education
  • Glaucoma Symposium 2021
Resources & Fact Sheets

GLAUCOMA NEW ZEALAND SYMPOSIUM MAY 2021 SUMMARY

It was a case of third time lucky for the 2021 Glaucoma New Zealand Symposium: After two postponements over the past year, the Symposium successfully went ahead at Alexandra Park, Auckland, on the 16th of May. Given that in-person educational events have been few and far between recently, it was a fantastic opportunity to mix with colleagues and sponsors and to enjoy some excellent glaucoma education from a diverse range of speakers. This year, GNZ also provided the opportunity for delegates to attend remotely (with 26 people live-streaming the event, in addition to the 100+ attendees in the room), which prompted positive feedback.

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Glaucoma Professional Education Programme

Online Education

2022 Professional Education Programme:

GNZ’s new online education programme and website will feature a user-friendly registration system. For 2022, there will be four case studies covering different aspects of glaucoma care, each accompanied by an article of required reading. For each case, registrants will complete a multi-choice test in order to obtain CPD points. A new addition to the programme, this year will feature an interactive disc grading component; a series of optic disc photographs will be assessed across a range of disc parameters. As part of the registration package, we are also offering glaucoma peer review sessions, where each participant in the programme will be given the opportunity to present a case during a series of online peer review sessions facilitated by a glaucoma specialist ophthalmologist, in order to acquire valuable glaucoma peer review CPD points. The programme uses an online web-based course structure based at glaucomaeducation.com, approved by the NZ Optometrists & Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) CPD Accreditation Committee. Registered optometrists can use the programme to earn a maximum of 14 Clinical Diagnostic (CD) or Glaucoma Education (GE) Credits.

The 2022 Glaucoma Professional Education Programme for New Zealand optometrists, nurses, orthoptists, ophthalmic technicians and other eye health professionals will open for enrolment 1st March 2022.

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Glaucoma NZ Research Hub

Glaucoma NZ has been funding research projects and investigations into glaucoma since 2005. We provide a high quality independent assessment of research projects before funding to assure the very best use of the limited funds available for research.

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New Zealand Facts

50%

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

98%

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

2%

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

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