Your next free member CET event in the South East region will take place in Maidstone on Thursday 22 November from 6pm.
The evening will consist of an interactive lecture 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 activities.
'Beyond the myths and legends in angle closure glaucoma: current concepts in the diagnosis and management.'
Angle closure glaucoma is a blinding disease (1 out of 4 people). Optometrists can pick up angle closure by simple slit lamp examination by assessing the peripheral limbal chamber depth and then refer for confirmation by gonioscopy. Patients can be treated by laser, lens extraction or drops to open the angle and reduce the IOP and prevent sight loss.
- To understand the concepts of Van Herrick estimation and gonioscopy
- To understand the definition and prevalence of angle closure glaucoma
- To understand the risk factors for angle closure
- To understand the role of laser iridotomy and lense extraction in angle closure
Competencies covered: Ocular examination and ocular disease.
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
The peer discussion will cover cases on low vision, a patient with severe learning disability and a patient with tired, achey eyes.
Identify patient concerns and anxieties regarding their visual function and explain clearly the implications of common eye diseases that can lead to visual impairment
Identify patients who would benefit from low vision aids and provide advice on the different types available
Provide advice on lighting and contrast to enhance visual performance
Make appropriate referrals for visually impaired patients and understand how they can access services.
Know how to communicate with non-verbal patients in a clear and comfortable way, being aware of the importance of body language
Know how to communicate effectively with a carer who accompanies a non-verbal adult with learning disabilities
Understand signals which could indicate a patient’s lack of capacity to consent
Understand your legal obligations in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults
Elicit details of significant symptoms and understand the relevance of symptoms
Ask appropriate and relevant questions to follow up on reported symptoms
Evaluate risk factors, identify findings and decide on a referral pathway
Understand treatment options for a patient with this condition
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
Contact Nicola Pogson on +44(0)20 7766 4377 or email email@example.com if you have any queries.
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Venue and travel details
There are 400 complimentary car parking spaces available on site.
The closest train stations are Hollingbourne (1.6 miles) and Maidstone East (4.5 miles).