11.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop | Skills workshop
SKILLS: Welcome to the chamber of secrets!: The ‘dark art’ of gonioscopy (for beginners) 2

Skills workshop

CPD ref: C-102438

Description: The session will briefly cover the clinical indications for gonioscopy and the optical principal behind it. The relationship between the structures of the anterior chamber angle and their appearance during gonioscopy will be reviewed with reference to the process of grading. The technique with each of the two most common forms of gonioscopy lenses will be demonstrated. Delegates will then have the opportunity to practice the technique under the supervision of experienced practitioners. 

Target audience: Optometrist

Domains and learning outcomes
s.2 Communicate effectively with patients
- Able to communicate effectively with patients when carrying out gonioscopy
Clinical practice
s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
- Understands the indications for performing gonioscopy
- Understands the relative advantages and disadvantages of the two main types of gonioscopy lens.
s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Able to perform the technique of gonioscopy safely and effectively.


Dr Dan Rosser PhD MCOptom FAAO DipTp(IP) DipGlauc

Dan Rosser has over 25 years’ experience working within secondary care glaucoma clinics, both at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Dan gained the College of Optometrists Diploma in Glaucoma in 2013 and qualified as an independent prescriber in 2015. Between 2011 and 2018 he developed and led the Higher Certificate and Diploma Modules in Glaucoma within the Postgraduate Taught Programme, Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre, Cardiff University. Since 2018 Dan has been a member of the GOC’s pool of expert witnesses.