HOAC Virtual: Is it a melanoma? What makes a good ocular oncology referral and what to expect after treatment
This webinar will explore the signs, referral protocols, treatment and outcomes for patients presenting with intraocular tumours. The session will help to equip optometrists with the skills necessary to identify the features of ocular melanomas and manage the patient accordingly to achieve the best clinical outcome.
This session is part of HOAC Virtual 2021, a one day event providing education for those working in a hospital environment. For more information on the other sessions please click here.
This webinar is approved for one interactive CET point (O, DO).
To be eligible for the CET you must attend for the duration of the session. We recommend you join the session at least five minutes before the webinar is due to begin.
10:00AM - 11:00AM
6.1.5 Be able to identify the features of ocular melanomas and refer appropriately
8.1.5 Be aware of the implications and management of patients with ocular melanomas
Mr Paul Rundle
Mr Paul Rundle trained in Belfast and at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, joining the team as consultant ophthalmologist in 1999. He was appointed clinical lead for ocular oncology in 2016. He has a special interest in photodynamic therapy and has developed its use in the management of eye tumours. He has lectured widely and has published research papers and textbook chapters.
Dr Katherine Sears
Dr Katharine Sears has worked in ophthalmology since 2002, and while working in the Sheffield Eye Department as a training ophthalmologist she developed an interest in the field of ocular oncology. She became a permanent member of the ocular oncology team in 2006 and has worked alongside her consultant colleagues as a speciality doctor for the past 15 years. She also has an interest in ocular inflammation and works within Sheffield’s Uveitis service.
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