4.50pm - 5.50pm
Workshop | Discussion workshop
DISCUSSION: Bringing OCT to the forefront (for more experienced users) 2

Discussion workshop

Bringing OCT to the forefront: interpretation of the anterior chamber (for more experienced users) 2

CPD ref: C-102375 

Description: This discussion workshop, for experienced users, brings OCT to the forefront by focusing on the anterior chamber. Together with demonstrating how to identify essential anatomical components of the eye within OCT scans, this engaging session takes the next step to understand how scan interpretation and biometrics data can assist clinical decision making around appropriate referral for pathology involving the cornea, iris and irido-corneal angle. Consideration is also given to effectively communicate the outcomes to patients in a patient centred manner. Target professional groups: Optometrist 

Domains and learning outcomes: 
Communication, Clinical practice

s.2 Communicate effectively with patients
- Understand how to effectively communicate with patients about the outcomes and implications of the eye examination in a patient-centred manner S.6 Recognise and work within your limits of competence
- Understand how OCT biometrics may assist clinical decision making when faced with potential referral

S.7 – Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Able to interpret OCT scans of the anterior chamber and relate to respective anatomy of the eye to identify abnormalities


Adam Wannell MSc MCOptom DipTp(IP) DipGlauc Prof Cert Med Ret

Adam is Head of Clinical Programme Development for Newmedica, leading on all aspects of clinical training and assessment with responsibilities for developing clinical pathways alongside the associated resources to implement them. Together with being a former medical optometrist in Bristol Eye Hospital, he has worked in a wide range of clinical settings over a 25-year career including community optometry, undergraduate teaching clinics and post-graduate education. A passionate advocate of further clinical development, Adam has built a reputation for delivering engaging and informative educational sessions applicable to clinical practice. He holds several postgraduate optometry qualifications and is an independent prescriber.