9.40am - 10.40am
IP | Seminar
Anterior uveitis - what can optometry do?

CPD ref: C-102679


Optometrists are well placed to manage acute anterior uveitis in the community setting. Rapid diagnosis and efficient prescribing normally results in improved outcomes for most patients. This presentation will review the aetiology of uveitis, differential diagnosis, effective treatment options and managing complications.

Target audience

Optometrist, Specialty optometrist (AS/SP/IP)

Domains and learning outcomes

Clinical practice

s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date

  • Understand the signs and symptoms associated with uveitis.

s.6 Recognise, and work within, your limits of competence

  • Understand the need to work within your skill set and scope of practice, whilst taking reasonable steps to learn from experience that will ultimately expand scope of practice.

s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals

  • Understand the assessments and examinations required to be able to make an effective diagnosis and management plan for patients presenting with uveitis.

Specialty CPD - AS/SP/IP optometrist


  • Understand the need for disseminating accurate advice and instruction to patient for a fairly complex treatment regime.

Clinical Practice

  • Able to maintain adequate knowledge and skill set to allow safe management and care for patients presenting with uveitis.
  • Able to make effective differential diagnosis, informed decision making and developing and effective treatment plan for the patient.
  • Able to conduct necessary examination, assessments before, during and after treatment regime.


s.4 Show care and compassion for your patients

  • Understand the need to show compassion and care for a patient presenting with a sight threatening condition.

s.19 Be candid when things have gone wrong

  • Able to respect the patient and be open and candid when delivering care, especially when managing complications or unexpected outcomes.


Frank Munro BSc FCOptom DipTp(IP)

Frank Munro is a community optometrist with extensive experience in managing anterior eye disease. He is IP qualified since 20101and manages acute eye presentations in the community on a daily basis.

He recently achieved the Scottish NESGAT glaucoma award. He co-authored the NHS Lanarkshire Clinical Guidance and is lead author on the NHS GGC Anterior Eye Treatment Ladders.

He is a visiting lecturer to Glasgow Caledonian University teaching final year students on clinical decision making as well as teaching on the post grad IP programme. He is also a visiting lecturer to Edinburgh University MSC Ophthalmology programme. He is Professional Clinical adviser to Optometry Scotland and acts as Optometric Adviser to NHS Lanarkshire.