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Bitesize - Webinar - Current treatment strategies - 27 April

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Professionalism Clinical practice
AMD Professionalism Clinical practice Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize Webinar

Current treatment strategies for late wet AMD, diabetic oedema and branch vein occlusion

Presented by Mike Horler FCOptom

About the event

This webinar will give an overview of current treatment strategies used for late wet AMD, diabetic macula oedema and retinal vein occlusions, using a series of cases to illustrate and clarify understanding of these strategies. This session will also cover any new innovations and treatments.

This webinar will be particularly useful for optometrists wanting to understand treatment options and strategies after patients are referred out of community/primary care, particularly, the ongoing nature of care in most cases. 

Domains and learning outcomes

Clinical practice

s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date

  • Understands recent treatments for wet AMD, diabetic macula oedema and branch retinal vein occlusion

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

  • Understands the referral criteria and appropriate management for wet AMD, diabetic macula oedema and branch retinal vein occlusion

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

  • Understands the investigations and appropriate referral for patients presenting with wet AMD, diabetic macula oedema and branch retinal vein occlusion.


s.4 Show care and compassion for your patients

  • Understand how to deal with patients presenting with macula conditions with care and compassion

s.10 Work collaboratively with colleagues in the interests of patients

  • Understand how to work with other colleagues when managing patients presenting with macula conditions.


Mike Horler BSc FCOptom DipTp(IP) Higher Cert Med Ret

Mike is a Consultant Optometrist in Medical Retina at Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton and is also Medical Retina Module Co Lead in Moorfields post graduate education team.

Previously, he has held posts at City University and University of Auckland, New Zealand, and has previously undertaken research in glaucoma and visual fields.

Mike lived in New Zealand, where he gained an IP qualification in 2006, practicing in community and university. 

Mike also worked in Brighton, where he was a community optometrist with special interest in AMD and has a wide range of experience in optometry & sub specialty ophthalmology. 

He has delivered numerous CET-accredited lectures and workshops, at Optometry Tomorrow and Bitesize, College webinars, PAC and LOC study days. 

Mike was awarded Fellowship of the College in 2021 and is also a College Assessor.

Terms and conditions

  • To attend this webinar you must be a College of Optometrists member, a student, or a pre-registration trainee.
  • To be eligible for your interactive CPD point you must ensure the following standards are met, you must:
    • have a minimum attendance of 50 minutes
    • complete a minimum of 4 of the 6 polls
    • complete the post event feedback.

CPD does not apply to students and pre-registration trainees. 

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