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The Importance of Autofluorescence


When: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 07:30 PM AEST - 08:45 PM AEST, Click here to view your time zones.
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Your Presenter: Simon Browning


About the Webinar

Optos Australia presents "The Importance of Autofluorescence", a free CPD approved webinar led by Simon Browning (B.Sc (Hons.), MCOptom).

The clinical applications of autofluorescence continue to expand. It is now an essential tool for evaluating age related macular degeneration, macular dystrophies and many other retinal disorders. Autofluorescence may detect abnormalities beyond those detected on funduscopic exam, fluorescein angiography, or optical coherence tomography, and can be used to elucidate disease pathogenesis, form genotype-phenotype correlations, diagnose and monitor disease, and evaluate novel therapies. Given its ease of use, non-invasive nature, and value in characterising retinal disease, autofluorescence enjoys increasing clinical relevance. The clinical utility of autufluorescence has become more apparent in recent years, with studies demonstrating the high prevalence of peripheral autofluorescence changes in AMD, uveitis, retinal dystrophies and CSCR.

Throughout this webinar, Simon will discuss the rationale behind the importance of routine Retinal Autofluorescence Imaging, the RPE structure and metabolic activity, differentiation and interpretation of hyper and hypofluorescent images, and decision making following examination of autofluorescent images.

This free webinar is CPD approved by Optometry Australia’s Institute of Excellence*. Participants will receive one CPD point for involvement in this webinar.

Please join us for an interesting and informative presentation.


* Please note that attendees of this event will have their attendance records released to Optometry Australia’s Institute of Excellence for recording. Attendee details will be provided to Optometry Australia within two weeks after the webinar date.

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Meet your Presenter:

Simon Browning

Simon Browning qualified as an optometrist in 1982 having graduated from the City University, London the previous year. He went into partnership in an independent practice in his home town of Bedford and in 1990 began his own practice.

Whilst running his own practice Simon also served on the national councils of the College of Optometrists and the Association of Optometrists.

Simon was the first person in the world to use, in practice, Optos' Daytona autofluorescent imaging system and he describes the advent of this system as the most major gamechanger in respect of eye healthcare in the time he has been practicing as an optometrist.

Last year Simon sold his practice but continues to work as an educator. He has lectured widely throughout Europe including Kongsberg University in Norway and The Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and in the USA. He has presented posters on regression of drusen in macular degeneration at both ARVO and EAOO conferences. He has now formed his new company, Browning Consulting Ltd, to deliver university, large venue and “in practice” one to one training in the use of ultra-widefield imaging systems.

Simon believes passionately that all patients should have access to UWF and autofluorescent imaging during an eye examination. “I would not open my practice door to patients in the morning if I did not have access to this technology. It is too important for their ongoing eye healthcare not to make it available to them” he says.


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