This two-day course aims to develop assessment and management skills in ophthalmology and progress towards the competencies required for expanding clinical roles with ophthalmology patients.
The programme will appeal to primary and secondary care nurses and allied professionals who work in eye wards, theatres, clinics and satellite clinics.
"Excellent! A must either as a refresher or for new staff members."
"Excellent. I enjoyed the course and felt that I learned a lot from it. Highly recommend!"
"The course was well organised and met all my expectations!"
Past course delegates, June 2016
Applied anatomy and physiology of the eye
Ocular examination - anterior segment examination including lid eversion
The tear film - estimation and treatment
Pupillary pathways RAPD and pupil abnormalities
Optic nerve examination
Estimating visual acuity (including colour, reading etc)
Taking and recording an ophthalmic history
Systemic effects of illness on the eye
Principle of visual fields
Lasers and the eye including laser safety
Optics and refraction including understanding refractive prescriptions
Principles of biometry and a scanning
Visual pathways and the effects of abnormalities
Intra and post operative complications of surgery
Pharmacology and the nurse as prescriber
Drops are drugs applications and instillation, compliance and concordance
Legal and professional issues -
- informed consent
- The nurse and the law including Royal College of Nursing guidelines