Course summary.8 Lessons, 1 hour, MCQ's
Instructors.Dr Kate Gifford PhD Jeanne Saw Dr Paul Gifford PhD
About this course.
This intensely practical course is designed to help to get to grips with myopia management evidence and treatments, with a strong focus on clinical steps to take and communication with parents and patients. Over 100 scientific references are summarized to help you understand the evidence on myopia development and progression; step-by-step guidance on what to do in practice; clinical communication including managing expectations and gauging success; exploring myopia control treatments and comparative efficacy; prescribing considerations, case studies and more. Myopia Management Made Simple will provide you with the knowledge and resources for best-practice clinical myopia management.
Meet the instructors.
Dr Kate Gifford PhD
Dr Kate Gifford is a clinical optometrist, researcher, peer educator and professional leader from Brisbane, Australia, and a co-founder of Myopia Profile.
Jeanne is a clinical optometrist based in Sydney, Australia. She has worked as a research assistant with leading vision scientists, and has a keen interest in myopia control and professional education.
Dr Paul Gifford PhD
Dr Paul Gifford is a research scientist and industry innovator based in Brisbane, Australia, and co-founder of Myopia Profile.
What you will learn.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Get the course overview and download the list of over 100 scientific references.
Chapter 2: The evidence
A brief overview of myopia control studies, why myopia progresses and the role of visual environment.
Chapter 3: Understanding the fundamentals
The 'why' and 'how' of myopia management explained: pathology and visual impairment risks, impact of myopia, when to start and stop, and three clinical pillars.
Chapter 4: Get started in practice
A step-by-step guide including communication advice, managing expectations and gauging treatment success.
Chapter 5: Myopia control treatments
A concise and clinically actionable overview of available treatments, comparative efficacy and prescribing considerations.
Chapter 6: Case studies
Two interactive case studies put you in the driving seat of the clinical diagnosis, communication and management decisions.
Chapter 7: Knowledge check
A short, multi-format knowledge check to highlight key points across the course and help translation into clinical practice.