HOAC Virtual: Tales of the unexpected from the emergency eye department
This webinar will include real case examples of patients who attended a large ophthalmic emergency department. During the session, we will discuss the importance of history taking when examining these patients as well as detailed descriptions of the presenting signs and symptoms will be discussed as well as the differential diagnoses and referral criteria for such cases.
The session will also cover:
- Further investigations that are required when examining cases will be presented, in particular the systemic investigations that are frequently necessary due to the strong association inflammatory conditions have with particular systemic conditions
- Therapeutic management and treatment regimes
- Differential diagnoses and the formulations of management plans based on clinical and further investigative results and the need for follow-up of these patients
- Communication that is required when prescribing for patients will be discussed as well as the interaction that is necessary with Consultant ophthalmologists when dealing with these conditions
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.
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.
11:30AM - 12:30PM
1.1.2 Be able to elicit relevant details from patients presenting to an emergency eye department
6.1.2 Be able to interpret and investigate the symptoms of patients presenting to an emergency eye department
8.1.6 Be aware of red flag symptoms for patients presenting with ocular emergencies
3.1.11 To understand what instructions should be given to patients in relation to medication for infectious or inflammatory eye disease
4.1.2 To enable the practitioner to understand the importance and under what circumstances it is necessary to involve an ophthalmologist for patients presenting to an emergency eye department
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Helen Wilson studied optometry at Aston University and graduated in1995. Following graduation, she fulfilled her pre-registration year in the optometry department at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) and qualified as an optometrist in the summer of 1996. She went on to work in private practice for two years while maintaining a session at MREH. In 1998 she returned full time to the optometry department firstly as a senior optometrist and later as a principal optometrist. She has a special interest in emergency eyecare with extensive experience working in acute services at MREH as well as being the optometrist representative on the British Emergency Eyecare Society committee (BEECS). She also has an interest in paediatric contact lens fitting having co-authored chapters in contact lens and paediatric cataract management textbooks. Helen also has extensive experience working in adult contact lens clinics, glaucoma clinics and diabetic retinopathy clinics. Helen has the College of Optometrists Higher Diploma in Ocular Conditions, Glaucoma and Independent Prescribing.
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