9.40am - 10.40am
Lecture | Lecture
Neuro-ophthalmology in the emergency department

CPD ref: C-102439 

This presentation will cover the assessment of neuro-ophthalmic patients presenting to an Ophthalmic Emergency Department. Using real-world examples we will cover clinical signs and the importance of a thorough detailed examination. The presentation is entirely clinical-based. 

Target audience: Optometrist

Domains and learnig outcomes: 

Clinical practice
s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Understand how to assess a patient presenting with neuro-ophthalmic conditions and the importance of clinical signs such as pupil assessment, colour vision, visual field testing and optic nerve assessment.
- Able to assimilate clinical signs and analyse them in combination to arrive at a potential diagnosis in patients with neuro-opthalmic conditions


Rhys Harrison

Rhys Harrison is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon. Rhys is the Service Lead for the Emergency Department in the Bristol Eye Hospital and has a passion for Emergency Care. He is the sole consultant overseeing a large department consisting of Specialty Doctors, Registrars, Optometrists, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. He completed training in Bristol and is now in his third year as a consultant. He enjoys teaching and presenting and has been invited back to present at the Optometry Tomorrow Conference.