DOCET webinar - Retinal and choroidal lesions in daily practice

  • C-76353 Take part in this live webinar where Prof Heinrich Heimann will take you through imaging and follow-up of retinal and choroidal lesions and the differentiation between benign and suspicious lesions.


7.30pm – 8.30pm, 14 October 2020 Add to calendar

Retinal and choroidal lesions in daily practice

Please note this is an evening webinar and the start time is 7.30PM BST.

We are currently delivering our webinars with speakers and the technical support team working remotely from each other. We aim to maintain our usual high standard of delivery but thank you for your understanding in the event of technical hitches.

Optometrists regularly observe pigmented retinal and choroidal lesions when examining patients in the community. This webinar, funded by DOCET and managed by the College of Optometrists, aims to increase your clinical skills in differentiating between benign and suspicious lesions that require monitoring or referral. This webinar will cover imaging and differential diagnosis of the more common causes including choroidal naevus, choroidal melanoma, CHRPE and chorioretinal scarring eg toxoplasmosis followed by referral and monitoring strategies. 

You will be able to claim one interactive CET point after attending this live session.

Terms and conditions:

  • To attend this webinar you must be a GOC registered optometrist.
  • To obtain your interactive CET point you must ensure the following standards are met, you must:
    • have a minimum attendance of 50 minutes
    • complete a minimum of 4 of the 6 polls.

CET does not apply to students and pre-registration trainees. 

Non-member booking

Please note, when booking, if you are not a College member, enter your email address or GOC number and click FORGOTTEN on the Login page to create a password. Contact for help.

What optometrists say about DOCET webinars:

‘Webinar was definitely one of the best lectures I have attended in the last 12 months - informative, extremely relevant and lots of practical advice. Excellent!’ Attendee, DOCET Webinar on effective remote patient consultation 

Professor Heinrich Heimann

Heinrich Heimann is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He completed his Ophthalmology training at the University Hospital Benjamin Franklin of the Free University in Berlin, Germany, in 1998. Since 2005, he holds a Consultant post at St Paul´s Eye Unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital with the subspecialties Surgical and Medical Retina and Ocular Oncology. In 2013, Mr Heimann took over as the Clinical Lead of the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Unit, one of the four Highly Specialised NHS Services for Adult Ocular Oncology in the UK.

Following a MD in corneal surgery in 1995, Mr Heimann completed the German Habilitation degree coordinating a prospective multicentre study on retinal detachment surgery in 2006; he was awarded the title of a Clinical Professor at the Free University Berlin in 2010, and then became Honorary Professor at the Liverpool University in 2015. Heinrich Heimann worked as an elected Executive Board Member of the German Retina society between 2008-16. He currently is an Associate Editor of “Ophthalmologica” and the “Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases” and section editor for Ocular Oncology in "Eye”.

Mr Heimann has published more than 160 publications in peer-reviewed journals, mostly in the subspecialties of vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology. He has written more than 40 book chapters and co-edited five books on retinal imaging and vitreoretinal surgery.