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Optometry: Continuing Education & Training Day

Sunday March 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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First Port of Call in Community Optometric Practice


As the role of Scottish Community Optometry continues to evolve in emergency eyecare provision, new challenges can be just a phone call away in a busy clinic.


Professor Sue Lightman will cover some common acute eye conditions which can present in practice at any time. There will be an emphasis on “red flags” for referral in potentially sight-threatening conditions, with consideration of common risk factors and clinical signs.


 Learning Objectives:


 Optometrist:




  • To recognise the importance of further questioning and discussion in managing patients with established diabetic eye disease who present with visual loss




  • To appreciate the importance of audit in capacity planning to optimise the availability of emergency appointments




  • To appreciate the indications for and importance of mydriasis and cycloplegia in acute ocular presentations affecting the anterior segment




  • To recognise which clinical signs support immediate referral due to potential threat to sight in red eye presentations with corneal involvement




  • To appreciate the importance of ocular motility and pupil reactions as key diagnostic procedures in the management of sudden onset double vision




IP Optometrist:




  • To appreciate the risks of over prescribing in acute red eye presentations and appreciate the problem of antibiotic resistance in this context




  • To recognise the clinical signs of signs threatening pathology requiring urgent referral in acute red eye presentations




  • To appreciate when and how to refer patients with uveitis for systemic investigations






 Acute Presentations: When the road is long


PEER DISCUSSION GROUP


 When acute presentations sound simple but turn out to be more involved: join us for this peer discussion for Optometrists, following two patients who are suffering from more than meets the eye! Follow the twists and turns as new developments in their management require further discussion and reflection. Experienced facilitators will guide each group through a full 30 minutes of discussion on each case in this novel format event.


Learning Objectives:


Optometrist:




  • To recognise the benefits of utilising patient information and advice leaflets with professional approval when counselling patients recently diagnosed with chronic degenerative ocular conditions




  • To appreciate the key clinical factors which influence choice of contact lens type and design in the initial fitting of patients with early keratoconus




  • To appreciate the importance of rapid referral to secondary care in paediatric patients with clinical signs of periorbital infection




  • To recognise which core optometric examination procedures require adaptation in vulnerable children presenting with acute periorbital infection




 


 Vision down, heads up! Where your OCT can help


 LECTURE WITH DISCUSSION WORKSHOP


Emergency presentations – when the vision is down, but your findings are underwhelming – OCT may hold the key! Aimed at community optometrists who are fairly new to using OCT, this lecture and discussion workshop will give you an introduction to the application of OCT in the management of a variety of common vitreo-retinal conditions.


Professor Sue Lightman will present an overview of how to understand and interpret retinal cross-section OCT images before we discuss real cases from practice.


Learning Objectives:


Optometrist:




  • To appreciate the importance of sensitive patient counselling in managing vulnerable elderly patients with sudden conversation of dry to wet ARMD 




  • To recognise the need for further investigation in spectacle re-checks which present with hyperopic shift and slightly reduced visual acuity




  • To recognise the benefits of optical coherence tomography as a diagnostic adjunct in patients presenting with vitreo-macular interface pathology 




IP Optometrist:




  • To recognise the benefits of optical coherence tomography as a diagnostic adjunct in patients presenting with vitreo-macular interface pathology




  • To appreciate the importance of sensitive patient counselling in managing vulnerable elderly patients with sudden conversation of dry to wet ARMD




  • To recognise the limitations of manufacturer-authored literature accompanying OCT hardware compared to robust critically-appraised evidence




 


ITINERARY


 10:30 – 11:00am                Registration and welcome – tea and coffee


11:00 – 12:00pm                 What must you not miss? Acute presentations in community practice (lecture)


                                            Professor Sue Lightman


12:00 – 12:30pm                 Update and Q&A on the UHI Optometry Undergraduate Programme


                                            Professor Christopher O’Neil and the UHI Optometry Programme Team


12:30pm – 1:15pm              Lunch


1:15pm– 2:20pm                 Acute presentations: When the road is long (peer discussion)


                                            The UHI Optometry Programme Team


2:20pm – 3:25pm                Vision down, heads up! Where your OCT can help (lecture with discussion)


                                            Professor Sue Lightman and the UHI Optometry Programme Team


Please contact Cheryl Taranto at cheryl.taranto.ic@uhi.ac.uk if you have any special dietary requirements.









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Date:
Sunday March 8
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/optometry-continuing-education-training-day-tickets-92694139667

Organiser

Inverness College UHI
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/inverness-college-uhi-12938044756

Venue

Inverness College UHI
1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA
Inverness, IV2 5NA GB
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