10.45am - 11.45am
Panel discussion on challenging IP cases: for community IP practitioners

CPD ref: C-102497

Description: This session will focus on challenging anterior eye cases managed in the community by IP Optometrists and reflections on how the management might have differed retrospectively or from different practitioners point of view. 

Target audience: Optometrist, Specialty optometrist (AS/SP/IP); 
Domains and learning outcomes
Clinical practice
s.6 Recognise, and work within, your limits of competence
- Understands how to work within the limits of competence managing various anterior eye conditions
s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Understands the appropriate investigation and management of various anterior eye conditions of infectious and non- infectious nature.
Specialty CPD - AS/SP/IP optometrist
- Understands various aspects of anterior eye conditions and their management, including disease progression and how the diagnosis might need to be altered depending on the disease progression and findings at follow up.
- Understands when they may need to seek advice of Ophthalmologists or peers, where the disease course may not follow the expected path.
s.2 Communicate effectively with patients
- Understand how to communicate effectively with patients when it comes to management of anterior eye conditions, to include explanations of the condition, management plan and any changes to the management plan as the disease course might change


Rebecca Daly BSc MCOptom DipTp(IP)

Rebecca is an IP optometrist with experience of working in primary and secondary care and in education. She is an experienced facilitator with a certificate in medical education and an MSc in primary care ophthalmology. In 2020 she completed the NESGAT glaucoma qualification which allows for enhanced glaucoma care within the community.

Michael Foster BSc MCOptom DipTp(IP) Prof Cert Glauc

Michael is a Specialist Optometrist and Independent Prescriber from Northern Ireland, working both within the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, and Magherafelt Specsavers. He has over 15 years clinical experience in Medical Retina and Diabetic Eye Screening, alongside being a Senior Optometrist in Acute Eye Casualty Services. He has also worked as an Assessor for the Independent Prescribing Qualification at the University of Ulster. He has been a recurrent community pre-registration supervisor and continues to work for Gloucestershire Hospital Trust as a mentor an assessor for the National Diploma in Health Screening.

Magdalena Jamroz BSc MCOptom DipTp(IP) Higher Cert Glauc Prof Cert Med Ret

Magda is an IP Optometrist working in a community setting in Specsavers Melksham where she examines patients under the CUES (COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service) pathway. In addition Magda also works at Bristol Eye Hospital and Royal United Hospital Bath as Medical and Specialist Optometrist in a variety of clinic settings. A strong advocate for postgraduate education, Magda contributes to the development of CPD and professional training whist undertaking the Diploma in Glaucoma qualification.