Conference 2019 ®Evolution

10-12 April 2019

Marlborough Region
New Zealand

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Kathryn Lee NP Ophthalmology

Kathryn Lee NP Ophthalmology

Kathryn Lee  NP Ophtalmology

I have been employed by the Auckland District Health Board, NZ, in the Ophthalmology Department for the past 17 years. For the past 12 years I worked predominantly in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist; however I became a Nurse Practitioner in Ophthalmology in September this year. My role involves assessment and management of patients with acute ophthalmic conditions, as well as running a Nurse-led Chalazion clinic performing incision & curettage of chalazia (meibomian cysts) under LA; and Nurse-led Corneal, Pterygium and Blepharitis clinics. I also facilitate a Stable Glaucoma Monitoring clinic and have recently begun performing intravitreal anti-VEGF injections for medical retinal conditions such as ARMD and diabetic maculopathy. I am currently also involved in performance improvement projects within the ophthalmology department.



Title:  The acute eye and management

Managing ophthalmic conditions outside of the ophthalmic units can be a step into the unknown and unfamiliar.

This presentation talks about the acute ophthalmic eye including ophthalmic emergencies.  It discusses the classic signs and symptoms and the urgency for these to be seen.

It will include the differential diagnosis of the acute red eye as well as the acute ‘quiet’ and also what can be done prior to the ophthalmic unit to help isolate the diagnosis.

Management of acute conditions will be discussed.

Areas of Interest