Your next free member CET event in the Yorkshire and Humber region will take place in Wakefield on Thursday 14 June from 6pm.
The evening will consist of an interactive lecture followed by a peer discussion.
Lecture: 1 interactive CET point
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.
'Corneal graft surgery: what is new and what the future holds'
The session will cover the different types of corneal graft surgery and their indication. It will cover the common indications for each type of graft and the typical signs which would be expected on slit lamp examination/ investigations for these corneal conditions. Emphasis will be given to corneal endothelial disease; how to explain to patients the implications of their condition, novel treatment strategies and their benefits, how to examine eyes for evidence of progressive disease and information on when to refer.
Target audience: Optometrist
Competencies covered: communication, ocular examination and ocular disease
- To understand the evidence surrounding the progression of Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy in order to explain to patients the implications of their pathological eye condition
- To understand the clinical signs of corneal endothelial disease and how to elicit them on slit lamp examination
- To understand the evidence supporting the use of DMEK endothelial corneal graft surgery for the treatment of corneal endothelial disease.
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
This exciting new peer discussion will include a filmed case scenario on OCT communication skills - how to get it right. You will watch the film followed by peer discussion led by a facilitator.
- to be able to improve the ability to convey an expert knowledge of physiological and pathological eye condition giving factually relevant information in an informative, clear and understandable way whilst remaining empathetic and patient centred
- to be able to listen to patients and take account of their views, preferences and concerns, responding honestly and appropriately to their questions
- to be able to have an ability to investigate according to a patient's signs and symptoms and recognise common macular abnormalities and know when to refer.
Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Ocular Disease.
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
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