3.15pm - 4.15pm
Workshop | Discussion workshop
DISCUSSION: OCT and optic discs (for more experienced users ) 2

CPD ref: C-102374

Description: This discussion workshop will cover the examination of the optic disc for diagnosing glaucoma and other optic disc pathology. It is aimed at optometrists experienced at using OCT and will cover the following points: • Why use OCT to assess the optic disc? • What to look for when assessing OCT optic disc image and RNFL analysis • Diagnostic accuracy and limitations of OCT for assessing discs • Case studies of abnormal discs 

Target audience: Optometrist 

Domains and learning outcomes: Clinical practice

S.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
- Understand the diagnostic accuracy and limitations of using OCT to assess optic discs

S.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Understand when OCT is indicated to assess the optic disc
- Understand what to look for when assessing OCT optic disc images and RNFL analysis;


Dr Irene Ctori MCOptom

Irene graduated from City University in 1994. She worked in high street community practice until 2007, mostly in Vision Express, Ilford and then the Oxford Street store. Irene then went on to hold a role as a specialist optometrist at Whipps Cross University Hospital until 2012. This included leading a fast-track age-related macular degeneration clinic; undertaking complex adult and paediatric eye examinations and conducting low vision and diabetic eye assessments.

Irene completed the MSc in Clinical Optometry in 2012 and went on to do her PhD 2012 to 2016. Since then, Irene has been a full-time lecturer at City, University of London. Her main areas of interest and research include the use of OCT in clinical practice, quality of life in low vision and also paediatric optometry. Irene is committed to the future of optometry in the UK and is passionate about promoting optometrists as healthcare professionals.

Polly Dulley MPhil BSc MCOptom

Polly Dulley qualified as an optometrist 35 years ago and worked in academia and HES for several years before settling in independent practice alongside her optometrist husband 22 years ago. Polly’s MPhil looked at ocular adverse reactions to Tamoxifen and her work for the College has included examining, assessing and facilitating as well as developing the Higher Qualification in paediatrics. Polly worked alongside Irene in paediatric clinics at City, University of London for several years. Polly has been using OCT extensively in practice for 10 years.