4.40pm - 5.40pm
Sponsor Session
DISCUSSION WORKSHOP: Cataract surgery - SpaMedica


Cataract surgery, postoperative examination and diagnosis of possible complications - SpaMedica

CPD ref: C-102022

Description: Discussion of cataract surgery and case histories of patients presenting abnormal symptoms following cataract surgery. For each case you will discuss the patient history, clinical findings, differential diagnosis, management decisions and required treatment.

Target audience: Optometrist

Domains and learning outcomes


s.2 Communicate effectively with patients

  • Practitioners will be able to explain to cataract patients about the implications of postoperative complications.

Clinical practice

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

  • Practitioners will be able to identify postoperative complications following cataract surgery.


Alex Silvester

Dr Silvester MBChB (hons) MSc MBA CMgr FCMI is an Ophthalmologist and Medical Director at SpaMedica. Alex has an interest in epidemiology and big data and is a member of the Vision Loss Expert Group which provides global technical leadership in the development of epidemiological estimates for blindness and visual impairment. Alex has published papers in high impact journals including the Lancet, the British Medical Journal and the British Journal of Ophthalmology. His work on reducing topical antibiotics following routine cataract surgery was shortlisted for a Public Health England Antibiotic Guardian award. He regularly presents at international conferences on improving cataract surgery outcomes, risk stratification, and clinical governance, most recently at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Greg Wharton

Greg Wharton, Promotions Manager-SpaMedica Greg has worked in the ophthalmic industry for 37 years, providing support to optometrists on patient pathways, patient choice and patient communications. He has provided support as a Workshop Leader for the last six years, providing training and advice on the NICE guidelines to LOCs and community optometrists across England.