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    Geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration: webinar

    Presented by Associate Professor Wilson Heriot, MBBS FRANZCO

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    This webinar, presented by Associate Professor Wilson Heriot, MBBS FRANZCO, is aimed at eye health care professionals and covers geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

    At the completion of the activity participants should be able to:

    1. 1. Accurately define, identify and diagnose different types and classifications of AMD.

    2. 2. Understand clinical practice pearls including documenting GA on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF), and MAIA Microperimetry.

    3. 3. Understand the symptoms and functional impact of dry intermediate AMD and GA (late AMD) including the role of predictive saccades and central visual processing mechanisms in the presence of foveal-sparing scotomas.

    4. 4. Acknowledge the current management options and the potential future therapies for AMD and progressive GA.

    About the presenter

    Associate Professor Wilson Heriot, MBBS FRANZCO, is a retinal specialist based in Melbourne, Australia. After completing his general ophthalmic training in Melbourne, he investigated phototoxic retinal injury and choroidal neovascularization during a 2-year Medical retinal research fellowship with Paul Henkind in New York. This was followed by a vitreoretinal surgical fellowship with Robert Machemer at Duke University also investigating RPE repair. His current research projects include a translation to clinical care program for a new method of retinal detachment repair called Retinal Thermofusion funded by a USA Department of Defense Award. Another project with colleagues at the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences and University of Melbourne measuring retinal capillary autoregulation changes in diabetic patients, which received a Bayer GOAP award in 2020. Wilson is a principal investigator for a number of clinical trials in areas of Diabetic Retinopathy and AMD and holds an Associate Professorship at the University of Melbourne in both the Departments of Ophthalmology, and of Optometry and Vision Science. He is the director of Retinology Institute, a private practice in Glen Iris, Australia.