"Discs and dilemmas: optic nerve head interpretation in the context of glaucoma referral"
Glaucoma case studies will be presented and delegates will use voting pad technology to answer questions on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of the scenarios presented. Delegates will learn how to interpret optic nerve head signs that indicate development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy; how to interpret disc appearance in the context of possible glaucoma-related referral and how to increase awareness of glaucoma management scenarios for positively diagnosed patients.
This interactive presentation has three aims:
1. To revise and extend delegates’ knowledge and skills required for interpretation of optic nerve head signs that indicate development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy, achieved by describing a systematic approach to identification of optic nerve head signs encountered in glaucoma
2. To interpret disc appearance and other relevant clinical variables in the context of possible glaucoma-related referral
3. To increase awareness of subsequent glaucoma management scenarios for positively diagnosed patients.
Number of CET points: 1 interactive point
Competencies covered: Ocular Examination and Ocular Disease
- To know how to examine the fundi using both direct and indirect techniques
- To know how to use both a non-contact and contact tonometer to measure intaocular pressure and analyses and interpret the result
- To recognise common ocular abnormalities and to refer when appropriate
- To evaluate glaucoma risk factors, to detect glaucoma and refer accordingly
Target group: Optometrist