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
Assessment of the groups current knowledge
Basic anatomy of the eye
Measuring visual acuity accurately
Outline of common conditions including:
- Glaucoma (chronic)
- Retinal detachment
- Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Presenting conditions at A&E:
- Foreign bodies
- 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