The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) will live stream a scientific lecture examining the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis.
The presentation will be recorded live and broadcast on the members’ resources section of the BCLA website from a meeting at the Royal College of Nursing in London from 7pm on 20 March.
BCLA president, Keith Tempany, explained that live streaming the event makes the lecture available to those who cannot make it down to London for a midweek evening meeting.
“We want our events, and the content shared at those events, to be available to as many of our members as possible and live streaming is something we have been looking at for a while,” he said.
The lecture will be delivered by consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Professor Teifi James (pictured), who will provide an overview of uveitis diagnoses and treatments, including an explanation of the Standardised Uveitis Nomenclature classification associated with specific uveitis scenarios.
Topics that will be discussed include infectious uveitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and iritis, and auto-immune non-infectious uveitis.
Professor James said: “For each condition we will consider signs and symptoms, tips in diagnosis and management, treatments and the changes in evolving presentations, epidemiology and management of these diverse and challenging conditions.
“The presentation will also address the surgical techniques involved in dealing with the consequences of uveitis, paying particular attention to uveitic cataract with posterior synaechiae and the surgical management of band keratopathy.”
For further information on the event, visit the BCLA website.