Your next free member CET event in the Eastern region will be taking place in Cambridge on Thursday 11 May from 6pm.
The evening will consist of an interactive lecture on glaucoma case studies using voting pads by Dr Paul Spry followed by a peer discussion.
Lecture: 1 interactive CET point
Peer discussion: 3 interactive CET points
Expected timings for the evening
This is an opportunity to have something to eat whilst networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors. We encourage you to arrive by 6pm to allow yourself plenty of time to park, register and have a bite to eat.
A College representative will give you an update on the College's current activites. Following this there will be a short presentation by a LOCSU / MECS representative.
"Discs and dilemmas: optic nerve head interpretation in the context of glaucoma referral"
Glaucoma case studies will be presented and delegates will use voting pad technology to answer questions on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of the scenarios presented. Delegates will learn how to interpret optic nerve head signs that indicate development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy; how to interpret disc appearance in the context of possible glaucoma-related referral and how to increase awareness of glaucoma management scenarios for positively diagnosed patients.
This interactive presentation has three aims:
1. To revise and extend delegates’ knowledge and skills required for interpretation of optic nerve head signs that indicate development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy, achieved by describing a systematic approach to identification of optic nerve head signs encountered in glaucoma
2. To interpret disc appearance and other relevant clinical variables in the context of possible glaucoma-related referral
3. To increase awareness of subsequent glaucoma management scenarios for positively diagnosed patients.
Number of CET points: 1 interactive point
Competencies covered: Ocular Examination and Ocular Disease
- To know how to examine the fundi using both direct and indirect techniques
- To know how to use both a non-contact and contact tonometer to measure intaocular pressure and analyses and interpret the result
- To recognise common ocular abnormalities and to refer when appropriate
- To evaluate glaucoma risk factors, to detect glaucoma and refer accordingly
Target group: Optometrist
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
The peer discussion session will help optometrists improve their standards of patient care by discussing cases that are based on real practice with a small group of fellow clinicians. Discussing various approaches among peers stimulates interest and broadens perspectives as different practitioners may approach clinical and ethical problems in different ways.
Number of CET points: 3 interactive points
Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Ocular Disease, Optical Appliances, Assessment of Visual Function and Binocular Vision
- To explain your findings to a patient with dementia
- To identify and address your patients fears, anxieties and concerns about their welfare
- Be alert to unspoken signals which could indicate a lack of understanding, or lack of consent
- To obtain a valid consent prior to examining a patient
- To understand and record your legal obligations in relation to consent
- To recognise the ocular manifestations of systemic disease
- To evaluate the risk factors for glaucoma, and decide upon the appropriate referral pathway
- To understand when to prescribe bifocal lenses to children with Down's syndrome
- To detect and develop a management plan for patients with blepharitis
- To understand the special examination needs of patients with learning disabilities and modify the sight test accordingly
- To explain the best course of management to the patient
- To understand the different type of spectable lenses that may be used when managing a patient with a binocular vision problem
- To understand when it is appropriate to undertake a cycloplegic refraction
- To understand how to manage a patient who presents with a binocular vision problem
Target group: Optometrist
The peer discussion session is only open to fully qualified members. Students and pre-registration optometrists will not be able to attend the peer discussion, however are welcome to attend the lecture. Non-members are not permitted to attend the event.
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
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Contact Nicola Pogson on +44(0)20 7766 4377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Venue and travel details
Hallmark Hotel Cambridge (formerly Menzies Cambridge)
Telephone: 012 5424 9988
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