9am - 10am
Workshop | Discussion workshop
DISCUSSION: Everything you need to know about corneal dystrophies 1

CPD ref: C-102493

Description: Corneal dystrophies are a group of inherited non-inflammatory disorders that are usually bilateral, symmetric, slowly progressive, and not related to environmental or systemic factors. Since an accurate diagnosis of these conditions can be challenging, optometrists need to be familiar with the distinguishing features that can help in their identification. This workshop will discuss what to look for and the management of the most common corneal dystrophies.

Target audience: Optometrist

Domains and learning outcomes
Clinical practice
S.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
- Able to identify the most common clinical features associated to corneal dystrophies and their pathophysiology
- Understand the prevalence and genetic patterns of corneal dystrophies
- Understand the most common corneal dystrophies encountered by optometrists and their management
S.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Able to examine effectively and make a differential diagnosis for patients presenting with corneal dystrophies
s.2 Communicate effectively with patients
- Able to elicit key elements of the patient history to diagnose corneal dystrophies


Dr Raquel Gil-Cazorla DOO, MSc, PhD, FBCLA, FIACLE, MCOptom Dip Tp(IP)

Dr Gil-Cazorla completed her Degree in Optics and Optometry at the University Complutense of Madrid (1998) in Spain, followed by a MSc in Clinical Optometry and Research in Optometry (2008) from the European University of Madrid, a MSc in Clinical Optometry (2009) from Salus University and a PhD (2012) from the University Complutense of Madrid looking at refractive eye surgery.

Dr Gil Cazorla is full time lecturer at Aston University, and an active member of the OVSRG, and her work concentrates on ocular surface and dry eye, drug delivery, visual performance results and anatomic changes of novel anterior eye devices such as contact lenses and intraocular lenses. She also has a particular interest in the medical use of contact lenses.