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Retinal Examination in Primary Eye Care

Topic:Applied & Health Sciences

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    08 Sep 2022 to 08 Sep 2022
  • Registration Period:

    21 Jul 2022 to 22 Aug 2022
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 12:30 PM,
    7 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Online Synchronous)
  • Venue:

  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

This course provides Optometrists and Opticians a case-based overview about common retinal diseases virtually. The webinar also covers the latest imaging modalities for retinal examination in primary eye care.

Course Objective

Ultrawide-field imaging (UWFI) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are relatively new technologies in retinal imaging. Both imaging modalities are gaining popularity among eye care practitioners for retinal examination. This course aims to introduce practitioners to these advanced retinal imaging technologies and how to interpret the images obtained in order to diagnose and manage common retinal diseases.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Identify the clinical presentations of common retinal diseases in different imaging modalities.
• Provide appropriate management to patients who present with common retinal diseases. 

Topics to be covered

1. Instrumentation for retinal examination
•  Fundus camera
•  Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
•  Ultrawide-field imaging (UWFI)
2. Interpretation and management of retinal diseases with the aid of fundus camera, UWFI and OCT
3. Retinal imaging and retinal disease management: perspectives from a retinal specialist
4. Panel discussion

Minimum Requirements

MOH-OOB registered Optometrists and Opticians

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

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Course Fees

Full Course Fees (before GST): $80.00

Applicants/Eligibility NSA Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 50 and above $40.00 $6.40 $46.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 50, Singapore Permanent Residents, LTVP+ Holders and Others $0.00 $6.40 $86.40

*As per Council for Third Age’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on prevailing GST rate of full course fees (before GST). As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. 

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1. Government subsidy will only apply to the course fee portion and will not cover GST

2. For more information on National Silver Academy (NSA), please click here

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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