Glaucoma case presentations - from core skills to diploma
This interactive webinar will present case studies from glaucoma clinical practice of patients who have been diagnosed and managed by optometrists. There will be an emphasis on understanding why patients’ increasing risk of sight loss requires increasing levels of qualification and experience in the health care professional who is caring for them. This will include examples of cases that can be managed by practitioners with core skills and Prof Cert, Prof Higher Cert and Diploma in Glaucoma qualifications.
You will be guided through some of the principles of evidence-based glaucoma decision making, together with a selection of common management challenges. This will include when to prescribe or not prescribe therapeutic agents, which agents to select, when to refer for laser or surgical intervention, and how to work within your scope of practice.
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 College of Optometrists' member.
- 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.
How to join our webinar
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What members say about our webinars:
"Brilliant webinar with excellent presentation and perfect content. Practical and highly beneficial. Thank you." MCOptom
"Overall excellent as always." MCOptom
Angela Whitaker MCOptom, DipOC, Dip Glauc, DipTp(IP)
Angela Whitaker MCOptom is currently senior lecturer and deputy director of postgraduate teaching at Cardiff University in the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences. She is module leader for the independent prescribing, clinical teaching, glaucoma higher certificate and diploma in glaucoma postgraduate modules. Before this, she worked in community and hospital practice, mainly as medical optometrist at Bristol Eye Hospital, specialising in glaucoma, medical retina and eye casualty. Her clinical qualifications include the College of Optometrists DipOC, DipGlauc and DipTp(IP). She holds educational qualifications from the Open University namely the PGCert in Higher Education and the Master of Arts in Education.
Angela’s previous education roles at the College of Optometrists include examiner and senior assessor for the scheme for registration, examiner for higher qualifications in glaucoma, standard setting panel member for the therapeutics common final assessment, and chair of the higher qualifications accreditation panel.