On stage at 100% Optical: spotting the signs of vitreoretinal conditions
Miriam Minihan, consultant vitreoretinal surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, on her session at 100% Optical: Vitreoretinal conditions: what you need to know
29 January 2023
At a glance
Where: Main Stage
When: 27 February 10:15–11.15
Who: Miriam Minihan, consultant vitreoretinal surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital
What is the focus of your session?I will be speaking about aspects of surgical retina which are of interest to optometrists. I will focus on the symptoms and signs of vitreoretinal conditions and how we manage them.
What are some of the key messages you wish to highlight?I want to highlight how we determine the differing degrees of urgency in referring patients, what vitreroretinal disorders require urgent review, and which ones need to be seen fairly quickly or can be seen routinely.
Optometrists are so often the first port of call for patients with vitreoretinal problems
Who is this topic for? Who might benefit the most from joining?This is relevant for optometrists at any stage, both those who are newly-qualified and those who have been practicing for some time as a refresher.
Why is this topic so important for optometrists to engage with?Optometrists are so often the first port of call for patients with vitreoretinal problems. They are excellently placed to advise urgent referral, or to reassure the patient who can seek advice on a routine basis.
What do you hope the top takeaway will be for attendees?
I hope attendees takeaway an understanding of the different vitreoretinal conditions, their symptoms and signs, and the degree of urgency with which we need to treat them.