Angling for better grades? Try gonioscopy!

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About the session

CPD ref: C-108310


This workshop will give a short presentation on the clinical indications for gonioscopy and the optical principle behind it. The relationship between the structures of the anterior chamber angle and their appearance during gonioscopy will be reviewed with reference to the process of grading. The technique with each of the two most common forms of gonioscopy lenses will be demonstrated along with a review of the advantages and disadvantages of each lens. Delegates will then have the opportunity to practice the technique on patients under the supervision of experienced practitioners.

Target audience

  • Optometrist.

Domains and learning outcomes


s.2 Communicate effectively with patients

  • Able to communicate effectively with patients when carrying out gonioscopy

Clinical practice

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

  • Understands the indications for performing gonioscopy
  • Understands the relative advantages and disadvantages of the two main types of gonioscopy lens.
  • Able to perform the technique of gonioscopy safely and effectively.


Dr Dan Rosser PhD MCOptom FAAO DipTp(IP) DipGlauc

Dan Rosser has over 25 years’ experience working within secondary care glaucoma clinics, both at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. 

Dan gained The College of Optometrists Diploma in Glaucoma in 2013 and qualified as an independent prescriber in 2015. Between 2011 and 2018 he developed and led the Higher Certificate and Diploma Modules in Glaucoma within the Postgraduate Taught Programme, Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre, Cardiff University. 

Dan is an Honorary Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia and a member of the GOC’s expert witness pool.