Uveitis: There's much more to it than just a lot of hot flare

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About the session

CPD ref: C-108301


Uveitis can present in many different ways. This presentation will use case studies to look at some of the more common types. It will cover the important questions to ask, investigations to carry out, how to treat the condition, and when to consider further tests for a suspected underlying systemic disease or infection.

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 when patients with uveitis require further referral to a uveitis specialist.

    s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
  • Able to carry out a thorough systematic investigation of patients presenting with uveitis to ensure correct management and follow up.

Specialty CPD - AS/SP/IP optometrist

  • Understands how to differentiate between different presentations of uveitis and so to guide appropriate treatment of these patients.
  • Understands how to carry out a thorough systematic investigation of patients presenting with uveitis to ensure their treatment options are appropriate and to plan for timely follow up.


Colin Davidson BSc FCOptom DipTp(IP) Prof Cert Med Ret

Colin is program lead for independent prescribing at the University of Hertfordshire. He also works at Sussex Eye Hospital in Brighton as part of the medical retina team in both A&E and uveitis clinics. 

He is an assessor for the College, and an OSCE chief examiner. He is a former member of East Sussex LOC and a current member of the education faculty at the Johnson and Johnson Institute. Colin was awarded Diploma in Independent Prescribing Dip TP(IP) in 2011, and Fellowship of the College in 2013.