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Webinar - The patient as a teacher: Complex cataract and vitreoretinal surgery

Domains covered
Communication Clinical practice
CPD
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Cataract Event Communication Clinical practice

About the event

Following on from the educational success of Mr Balaggan and Professor Gilmartin’s combined webinar and live talks on surgery for severe Wet Macula Degeneration, the concept of the “patient as a teacher” is taken further to enhance knowledge of pertinent and relevant elective and urgent vitreoretinal conditions, and complex cataract surgery. These include epiretinal membrane, macular hole and/or eye floater surgery, retinal detachment surgery, and either complex cataract surgery or the complications of cataract surgery. 

Videos of the surgeries will be shown with live commentary, not just from Mr Balaggan, but importantly also from the patients. There will, therefore, be a unique focus highlighting the patient pathways and experiences narrated first-hand from the patients themselves. 

This novel format will further enhance your knowledge and learning about these conditions, as well as emphasising the importance of patient communication and involving patients in all decisions. It will also provide a unique personal perspective in relation to these conditions.

Further viewing

We advise that you watch College webinars on these topics, especially the following: 

  1. Vitreomacular disorders for optometrists (College online course | DOCET Sound Optometry)
  2. Peripheral Vitreoretinal Disorders for optometrists (College online course)
  3. Flashes and floaters for Optometrists (College online course 1 | College online course 2 | DOCET course | DOCET Sound Optometry)

Domains and learning outcomes

Clinical practice

s.5 - Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
To better understand the emergency and elective vitreoretinal/cataract conditions, including the surgical procedures themselves.

s.7 - Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
To better understand the emergency and elective vitreoretinal/cataract conditions, including the surgical procedures themselves.

Communication

s.1 - Listen to patients and ensure they are at the heart of decisions made about their care
To understand the importance of the entire patient journey and the impact of these conditions on the patients themselves, including from the patient perspective

s.2 - Communicate effectively with patients
To understand the importance of the entire patient journey and the impact of these conditions on the patients themselves, including from the patient perspective

Speaker(s)

Kam Balaggan BSc, MBBS, FRCOphth, PhD

Wolverhampton Hospital
Consultant Ophthalmologist

Mr Balaggan is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Wolverhampton Hospital. He is one of exceptionally few surgeons that have completed not just two years of prestigious high-volume Fellowships in Vitreoretinal Surgery, but also two years of sub-specialist Fellowship training in Medical Retina, all at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. This was in addition to his general training, which was also predominantly based at this Centre of Excellence and one of the world’s top Eye Hospitals. Mr Balaggan specialises in state of-the-art modern micro-incision sutureless vitrectomy surgery and micro-incision cataract surgery,

Terms and conditions

  • To attend this webinar you must be a College of Optometrists member.
  • 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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Please contact events@college-optometrists.org with any questions.

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