Professor Donald Hood to headline Topcon’s annual conference

The Professor behind The Hood Report will deliver the opening address at the National Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Conference in November

10 Jul 2017 by Andrew McClean

Topcon University has announced that its National Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Conference will open with a presentation from Professor Donald Hood on the development and findings of the 3D Wide glaucoma report with visual Field test points.

The report, which is also known as The Hood Report, was carried out in conjunction with Topcon’s Advanced Biomedical Imaging Laboratory and is designed to improve clinical efficiency and reduce the time needed to diagnose glaucomatous damage.

During the opening address, Professor Hood will detail his analytics, which are based on Swept Source OCT imaging of the ganglion cell and nerve fibre layers. The analytics have been shown to be as accurate as a glaucoma consultant when diagnosing the disease, Topcon highlighted. 

Professor Hood is the James F. Bender Professor of Psychology and a Professor of Visual Science in the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University, New York. Over the last 30 years he has completed research into diseases of the retina and optic nerve, as well as investigating issues relating to the basic neuroscience of vision.

Topcon's annual conference focuses entirely on OCT and offers CET points through lectures, skills workshops and peer discussions for different practitioners. 

The National OCT Conference will take place at the Hilton London Paddington on 19–20 November. An early bird discount is available throughout August to those who pre-register their interest on the conference website. 

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