OCT for absolute beginners

About the session

CDP ref: C-107852


This is a discussion workshop for optometrists who have not experienced using OCT in practice previously. We will cover tips on how to capture a good scan, how to select the appropriate scan for your patient and how to analyse and interpret your results.

Target audience

  • Optometrist.

Domains and learning outcomes

Clinical practice

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

  • Able to carry out an OCT scan and to interpret the result
  • Able to choose suitable OCT scans for diagnostic and monitoring purposes
  • Understands and able to interpret the numerical outputs of OCT scans, with consideration of their limitations and in context with other clinical data available.


s.2 Communicate effectively with patients

  • Able to communicate effectively with patients in order to achieve a high quality OCT scan.


Polly Dulley BSc MPhil MCOptom

Polly graduated from City, University of London in 1986 and her career has spanned academia, hospital and community practice. 

She was awarded an MPhil from City in 2004 for her research into ocular adverse reactions to Tamoxifen. 

For the past 23 years she has worked in her own independent practice where she has been using OCT for over a decade.