Grand Rounds

Our Grand Rounds are CPD events for Optometrists held every 2-3 months.

Location: Usually held in the proximity of our four clinics – Doncaster, East Melbourne, Malvern and Vermont South.  Exact venue details are notified via invitation, and are posted on this page ‘Upcoming Events’ as well as ESA’s Facebook page.

Format:  The format for our Grand Rounds is usually based on two speakers per evening, and includes presentation of latest literature relevant to the topic/s, and 2 or 3 case-studies selected for interesting and unique features, including, for example: cataract surgery, ICG Angiography, B scans, ERG’s and clinical trials. Discussion and interchange of ideas and observations is encouraged. The formal time will always meet CPD requirements and we aim to manage the total session, mindful that these sessions are generally at the end of a full working day.

For further information or to register for future Grand Rounds, please contact us via email:






Independent Learning Activities 

The Independent Learning activities below are approved by the Optometry Board of Australia and available until 30th November 2020.

These activities enable you to watch our presentations On-Demand, whenever it’s convenient for you while still being able to receive CPD points. Viewers are eligible to receive 1 point per learning hour. Please contact Megan Morris via our Events Mailing List for the registration details

Dr Jacqueline Beltz 
– Presenting: Presbyopia correction at the time of cataract surgery
Dr Helen Chan – Presenting: What to expect when your patient’s expecting: Glaucoma and pregnancy

1.5, 0.75 Therapeutic CPD Points Approved by Optometry Board of Australia

Dr Ben Connell – Presenting: Anterior Segment Imaging Case Studies: What imaging can and can’t tell us!
Dr Justin Friebel – Presenting: Common eyelid problems (Chalazia, cysts and naevi) and applied decision making theory.

1.5 CPD Points Approved by Optometry Board of Australia

Upcoming Events

Grand Rounds Webinar

Tuesday 7th July 2020 7:00 pm

Hosted by Redback Connect

Optometrists and GPs are invited watch our live webinar. Please contact Megan Morris via our Events Mailing List for registration details.


Dr Weng Ng, Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery Specialist Ophthalmologist  

Presenting: ‘Normal Tension Glaucoma – Anything But Normal’

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand risk factors for normal tension glaucoma and its progression
  2. To understand the treatment strategy for normal tension glaucoma
  3. To suspect conditions other than normal tension glaucoma, including neuro-ophthalmic and vitreo-retinal issues in some patients who present with visual field loss or optic disc hemorrhage

A/Prof Andrew Symons, Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery Specialist Ophthalmologist

Presenting ‘Lens Zonule and Capsule Failure – Management of Ectopia Lentis and Dislocated Intraocular Lenses’ 

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand how to assess patients with ectopia lentis and dislocated intraocular lenses
  2. To identify patients who would benefit from scleral fixated lenses
  3. To understand the variety of surgical approaches to dealing with ectopia lentis and dislocated intraocular lenses
  4. To understand the role of optometrists in the post-operative care of patients with scleral fixated lenses

4.5, 2.25 Therapeutic CPD Points Approved by Optometry Board of Australia

Future Grand Rounds

Tuesday 15th September 2020 6:00 pm Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club

Speakers: A/Prof Heather Mack & A/Prof Simon Skalicky

Monday 26th October 2020 6:00 pm Canterbury International Hotel 

Speakers: Dr Nathan Kerr & Dr Ming-Lee Lin

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