During this webinar you 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.
You will need to successfully complete a set of multiple choice questions after the webinar to gain your CET point. Information will be made available at the end of the webinar.
Dr Paul Spry BSc PhD MCOptom DipGlauc DipTp(IP)
Dr Paul Spry has considerable and regular experience in clinical assessment of patients attending Hospital Eye Service Glaucoma clinics, and first worked in the glaucoma service in Bristol Eye Hospital in 1996.
He is an Honorary Consultant at Bristol Eye Hospital and is Head of the Departments of Shared Care and Visual Electrophysiology. Directly after registering, he worked as research optometrist on the Bristol Shared Care Glaucoma Study from 1993 to 1998, gaining his PhD on visual field examination strategies in glaucoma in 1998. He then spent a two year period of post-doctoral research in Portland, Oregon, USA at Devers Eye Institute concentrating on detection of progressive glaucomatous visual field loss. After returning to Bristol Eye Hospital in 2000, he became Shared Care Department Head in 2003 and has overseen the departments subsequent growth. He also re-opened the hospital’s Visual Electrophysiology Unit in 2004.
Paul has a Diploma in epidemiology from the University of London, a Diploma in Glaucoma from the College of Optometrists and is registered as in Independent Prescribing Optometrist with the GOC. He is past chairman of both the College of Optometrists’ glaucoma subject expert panel and independent prescribing examination standard setting panels. He has previously edited the Optometric Glaucoma Society ejournal and co-authored the textbook, Essential Glaucoma with Dr Robert Harper in 2010. He has published over 40 glaucoma-related papers in medline referenced journals.