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South East member CET event

  • Member CET event


6pm – 9.30pm, 20 November 2019 Add to calendar


Arena Business Centre, Watchmoor Park
Riverside Way
GU15 3YL

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Your next free member CET event in the South East region will take place in Camberley on Wednesday 20 November 2019 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

6pm Registration - buffet and networking

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.                           

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6.40pm Welcome

A College representative will give you an update on the College's current activities. 

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7pm Lecture by Mayank Nanavaty

Vision correction surgeries for patients with cataract and presbyopia – indications, contra-indications, procedures, post-op complication management
The session is aimed at providing a general overview of currently available surgical treatment options for patients with cataract and presbyopia covering all the steps of treatment pathway.

The objectives:
1) General introduction to vision correction surgeries (laser and lens based) available on the NHS and private side.
2) The eligibility criteria for the patients needing these procedure on the NHS and private side.
3) Contra-indications for these procedures in general
4) Options of the procedures based on age, refractive error and other ocular co-morbidities.
5) Complication management postoperatively
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the NHS and private eligibility criteria for surgery on patients with cataract and presbyopia
  • To understand the current laser and lens-based vision correction surgeries for patients with cataract and presbyopia
  • To understand the contra-indications and post-operative complications of vision correction surgeries for patients with presbyopia

Competencies covered: Communication, Ocular disease

Target audience: Optometrist

Mr Mayank Nanavaty

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Sussex Eye Hospital; Private practice at Spire Health


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7.40pm Refreshments and networking

This is an opportunity to have some tea/coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors. 

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8.20pm Peer discussion: Are you listening? Differential diagnosis

The peer discussion session will cover three patients: each patient presents with different challenges and the aim of the session is develop a structured approach to managing each of these. The session is designed to hone delegates' history taking, and help delegates to ask patients pertinent questions. 
The scenarios presented will tend to lead to a particular diagnosis, but are not supposed to be clear cut. At the end of the discussion around each patient there will be a short film shown from a relevant expert discussing how they would approach the history taking for such a patient, what questions they would find it useful for optometrists to ask, and how they would recommend managing such a patient. 

Target group: Optometrist and Therapeutic prescriber

Competencies covered:

Optometrist: Communication, Standards of practice, Ocular disease and Binocular vision

Therapeutic prescriber: Options and Knowledge

Learning objectives:

  • To be able to obtain an appropriate history from a patient presenting with various conditions
  • To consider all the information provided by your patients
  • To understand the risk factors for patients presenting with various conditions
  • To recognise common ocular abnormalities and refer when appropriate
  • To develop a management plan for the investigation of patients presenting with an uncomfortable eye or headaches
  • To know how to manage a patient presenting with an anomaly of binocular vision

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Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.

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Contact Amber Wilson on +44(0)20 7766 4347 or email if you have any queries.

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Venue and travel details


Complimentary parking is available at the venue. The Arena Business Centre car park is located at the back of the Alcon Eyecare Centre offices. You will need to turn left as you approach the building. You will then need to press the buzzer on the intercom and security will let you through to the car park. Once you have parked, please make your way to the building highlighted in yellow on the map below, where you will be greeted in reception by an Alcon team member.