Bookings for this event are closed. 

If the event is Optometry Tomorrow, Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize, the Diploma Ceremony or a regional member CET event you can call 020 7766 4377/4347 to see if there are any spaces. 

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Wakefield member event

  • CET event


6pm - 9.30pm, 14 June 2018 Add to calendar


Holiday Inn Leeds Wakefield, Queens Drive

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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

Peer discussion: 3 interactive CET points

Expected timings for the evening

6.00pm 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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7.00pm Lecture by Usman Hussain

'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 

Learning objectives: 

  • 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.

Usman Hussain


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8.00pm 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 review

Delegates are asked to bring their own anonymised case from their own practice. The case should be something that they have found challenging or interesting. 

Learning objectives: 

  • To be able to improve the ability to convey an expert knowledge of physiological and pathological eye conditions giving factually relevant information in an informative, clear and understandable way whilst remaining empathetic and patient-centred
  • To be able to update and improve working knowledge of the College of Optometrist’s Guidance for professional practice and local protocols, demonstrating an ability to investigate and manage according to a patient’s signs and symptoms
  • To be aware of your obligations regarding patient safety and know how to raise concerns 

Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of practice and Ocular disease 

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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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The College of Optometrists will use all personal and contact information supplied as part of this event application to process your booking and to provide you with information about the event. We will also use your email address and mobile phone number to update our membership records. The College would like to use your email and postal addresses to send you general College news and information on the College’s products and services, including our future events. You may opt out of receiving College communications at any time by contacting the College. The College uses personal information for statistical purposes and, when not anonymised, we seek consent. 

Contact the events team on +44(0)20 7766 4347 or email if you have any queries.

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