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Ophthalmology for HCSWs

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

All you wanted to know about eyes, but were too scared to ask!


"A good insight into the basics of eye care!"

"The tutor explained it so well even I, who knew nothing about eyes, came out understanding a lot and feeling confident!"

Very advanced course, strongly recommend!"

Past course delegates, April 2016

Course Content

Assessment of the groups current knowledge

Basic anatomy of the eye

Measuring visual acuity accurately

Outline of common conditions including:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma (chronic)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Squints
  • Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Presenting conditions at A&E:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Foreign bodies
  • Abrasions
  • Dry eyes

Why eye drops are as important as other medication

Various ways eye medication can be administered drops, ointment, sub conjunctival, intravitreal, oral, intravenous

Practical workshops -

  • Instilling drops and ointment
  • Padding an eye and putting a bandage on
  • Everting an eye lid to remove a foreign body
  • Irrigating an eye
  • Use of contact lenses

The psychology of visual loss both sudden and slow onset

Registering a patient blind who qualifies and what is the difference between full and partial registration

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • Develop essential knowledge and appropriate skills in the quality treatment and management of the patient with an eye problem

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    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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