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Webinar - Peripheral vitreoretinal disorders for optometrists


7.30pm – 8.30pm, 6 May 2020 Add to calendar


AMD, Medical retina

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Peripheral vitreoretinal disorders for optometrists

Please note we are currently delivering our webinars with speakers and the technical support team working remotely from each other. We aim to maintain our usual high standard of delivery but thank you for your understanding in the event of technical hitches.

In the UK there is an estimated 7,300 new cases of retinal detachment every year and many patients will present with flashes and floaters to optometrists in the primary care setting. Retinal detachments are caused most commonly by retinal tears, atrophic round holes and retinal dialyses. These comprise a group of lesions classified as peripheral vitreoretinal disorders (PrVDs).

The focus of this webinar will be to cover all important peripheral disorders, including those considered high risk for retinal detachment as well as low risk lesions.

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

See our joining instructions for more information.

What members say about our webinars:

"Excellent session, well-paced and pitched at a very useful level." MCOptom

"Excellent way to get interactive points!" MCOptom

Kam Balaggan

Kam Balaggan is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Wolverhampton Hospital. He has completed two years of prestigious high-volume Fellowships in Vitreoretinal Surgery and two years of sub-specialist Fellowship training in Medical Retina, all at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Mr Balaggan specialises in state of-the-art modern micro-incision sutureless vitrectomy surgery and micro-incision cataract surgery, in addition to treating medical retina conditions.

Kam has presented many lectures and held discussion workshops for LOCs and has been pivotal in advising on enhanced services in Wolverhampton and New Cross such as the Minor Eye Conditions services (MECs). He has co-pioneered a highly successful lecture and patient practical based teaching programme for local optometrists to enhance their skills in detecting emergency vitreoretinal disorders.