Advanced OCT in glaucoma - under the hood

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About the session

CPD ref: C-108323


In this workshop, we will be discussing how to compare structure and functional changes using Hoods report and other wide scan reports for detecting early glaucoma and monitor progression. Interpretation of Hoods report will be explained with examples. Participants will be given 3 cases to interpret and discuss as part of the discussion workshop. This workshop is aimed at those who currently use OCT and not suitable for beginners.

Target audience

  • Optometrist.

Domains and learning outcomes

Clinical practice

s.5 - Keep your knowledge and skills up to date.

  • Understands recent reports and research to understand how to detect and monitor glaucoma effectively

s.6 Recognise, and work within, your limits of competence

  • Understands when patients require referring to a glaucoma specialist

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

  • Able to examine patients using OCT and other assessments to detect early glaucoma and to be able to monitor progression


Dr Subash Sukumar

Dr Subash Sukumar is a senior optometrist at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) with specialist interest in glaucoma. He is an independent prescribing optometrist and has a diploma in glaucoma. In addition to his clinical commitment, he is involved in research at the eye hospital and has conducted several glaucoma research projects as a principal investigator. His research interest includes risk factors in glaucoma, structural and functional changes in glaucoma, perimetry, psychophysics and driving. His recent research project is a collaboration between MREH and Columbia university (Prof Donald Hood) looking at early glaucoma detection using OCT and visual fields.