CPD: An introduction to modern vitreoretinal surgery (AU 2C, NZ 1CD)


Over the past 10 years, there has been a revolutionary shift towards small gauge vitrectomy or minimally invasive vitreous surgery, which has a number of advantages over older larger gauge techniques.

It is important that patient expectations are properly managed and they are not given false hopes of complete success post-operatively, which may not be achievable.

This CPD course explains surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disease, including risks, complications, and post-treatment lifestyle restrictions.

Points available

Australia: 2 C points, self-accredited
New Zealand: 1 CD point, accredited to 31 October 2020

Learning objectives

  1. Optometrists will have an appreciation of the surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disease and its outcomes.
  2. Optometrists will have an appreciation of the development of vitrecomy.
  3. Optometrists will have a greater understanding of the general considerations and expectations outlined by the surgeon before undertaking the procedure.

How to access

NOTE: ProFile online CPD is currently only available to Specsavers employees with an iLearn account. If you are an external optometrist and would like to be added to our database to receive online CPD material, email anz.profile@specsavers.com

Method #1
Login to iLearn and find the course using the following path:
Available Courses > Optometrist > CPD Online Learning > An introduction to modern vitreoretinal surgery (AU 2C, NZ 1CD)

Method #2
Directly access the course lessons in iLearn using the following links:
Read ‘An introduction to modern vitreoretinal surgery’ (PDF)
Complete the quiz

Both iLearn lessons (article and quiz) must be completed to claim CPD points.


Once you have successfully completed the article and quiz components, an evaluation form will appear within the course that allows you to provide feedback and help Specsavers improve the quality of our CPD.


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For CPD enquiries, contact anz.cpd@specsavers.com
For iLearn support, contact anz.ilearn@specsavers.com