10.45am - 11.45am
Workshop | Skills workshop
SKILLS: Demystifying Corneal topography 2

CPD ref: C-102488

Description: Accurate corneal curvature measurement is important for contact lens fitting, especially corneal gas permeable lens fitting. Traditional keratometry only provides the central corneal curvature and whilst this may be adequate for simple contact lens fitting, any type of specialist contact lens fitting, such as orthokeratology, or fitting contact lenses for ectatic corneas will require a full understanding of the whole corneal shape. Corneal curvature is also important in diagnosing and monitoring corneal ectasia and assessing outcomes of post-corneal surgery patients.

Target audience: Optometrist, Contact lens optician

Domains and learning outcomes
Clinical practice
s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
- Understand the benefits of corneal topography over keratometry and the importance of the technique in anterior segment eye disease, biometry and contact lens fitting
s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Able to take corneal topography images and interpret the findings
- Able to identify abnormalities in topography images and be able to monitor progression of corneal conditions


Dr Shehzad Naroo MSc PhD FCOptom

Shehzad Naroo teaches and researches anterior eye, contact lenses, dry eye disease, corneal biomechanics, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, intraocular lenses, presbyopia, sports vision and economics of UK eyecare at Aston University. He has co-authored around 200 publications. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Contact Lens and Anterior Eye’. He is a past recipient of World Council of Optometry International Optometrist Award, related to philanthropic work in countries with less developed health care systems. He is listed in the world’s top two hundred research optometrists, in the top ten global experts in Presbyopia and top fifty global experts in Contact Lenses.