The incidence of medical retina disorders is increasing with the rising age of the population. Concurrently, the advent of new treatments such as anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents means that more patients are eligible for ophthalmic interventions. Hence, the impact of conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other vascular disorders on clinical practice on the high street and in hospital eye clinics is increasing. This module aims to provide optometrists with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of common medical retina conditions, their diagnosis, referral and management. This will be of benefit, not only to community based optometrists wishing to develop their professional skills, but also to optometrists who wish to commence working in hospital medical retina clinics or diabetic retinopathy screening services.
This module aims to provide community and hospital based optometrists with knowledge of common medical retina conditions, enabling them to make accurate and appropriate referral decisions. Additionally, the module aims to prepare optometrists to commence working in diabetic retinopathy screening services, and (under supervision) in medical retina new patient triage clinics and AMD treatment-retreatment clinics.
The module is part of the College of Optometrists' Professional/Higher qualifications. Find more information on accreditation for these modules.
Online Module Launch: Friday 13 December 2019
JAN: Monday 13,14 and 15 January 2020
Module Submission Date: 29 April 2020
Please note: Places on this module are confirmed on a first come first serve basis.
Alison became a lecturer in the Division of Optometry and Visual Science at City University London in July 2013. Her specialism is the early detection and treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Alison gained a degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University in 1998.
After passing Professional Qualifying ...