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Retinal Disease: Latest Methods in Diagnosis and Treatment for Clinical Practice

  • 16 hours
  • Learn at your own pace

Overview

This self-paced online course will advance your knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date methods for diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease.

The course focuses on:

  • clinical diagnosis
  • interpretation of current imaging techniques
  • up-to-date clinical guidelines and studies

It's aimed at ophthalmologists, doctors and other allied medical professionals involved in eye care.

It offers you an opportunity to develop a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of your retinal patients

By taking this course you'll benefit from:

  • the latest knowledge from experts at UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital, including an insight into what we practise, studies completed and the latest treatments
  • a comprehensive update in clinical retinal disease, ensuring your skills and knowledge are up to date in this rapidly evolving field
  • practical tools that can be applied in your everyday clinical work

The course is designed by experts at UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Course content

The course will give you an advanced understanding and practical approach to implementing the following diagnoses and treatments in your practice.

Retinal imaging

This includes:

  • fluorescein angiography
  • optical coherence tomography
  • indocyainine green angiography
  • autofluorescence

Diagnosis and clinical approach to treating common retinal diseases

This will focus on the most current evidence-based treatments, i.e.:

  • age-related macular degeneration
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • retinal vascular oclussions

Ongoing case discussions will also be presented in an open case-discussions forum with clinical ophthalmologists from Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Who this course is for

The course will be relevant to anyone involved in eye care, such as:

  • ophthalmologists
  • other doctors working with retinal patients
  • allied medical professionals (nurses, optometrists, technicians)

Physicians/doctors and undergraduate students with an interest in eye care will also find the course of interest as it will expose you to the clinical world of retinal disease.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites to taking the course, but you should have a basic knowledge of, and interest in, eye disease.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • understand and interpret key investigations for retinal disease
  • interpret retinal imaging, including fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT), autofluorescence, Indocyainine green angiography
  • diagnose common retinal diseases
  • make clinical decisions and treatment choices based on the evidence provided by clinical trials
  • apply the knowledge in managing complex clinical scenarios and treatment outcomes

Teaching and structure

This is an online course which will give you a structured understanding of retinal diseases, together with many relevant clinical examples and case scenarios.

You'll be able to assess your diagnosis and management through clinical case scenarios.

CPD points and certificate of completion

The Royal College of Ophthalmology has approved this course for 16 CPD points.

You'll receive a certificate of completion from UCL/Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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Course team

Professor Sue Lightman

Sue is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology UCL, and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital. For over 20 years she has run an ocular inflammation and infection service at Moorfields, seeing patients with all types of uveitis and ocular infection of all different types together with experience in the diagnosis and management of intraocular lymphoma. In addition she runs a dedicated weekly paediatric uveitis clinic which manages a wide variety of these types of problems in children, including that associated with juvenile arthritis.

Professor Lightman is Chairman of the Education Committee at UCL/Institute of Ophthalmology and also a Task Force leader with the International Council of Ophthalmology. In 1990 she became the first Duke Elder Professor of Ophthalmology.


Dr Oren Tomkins-Netzer

Oren is a Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL's Institute of Ophthalmology. He qualified from the Ben-Gurion university medical school in Israel, where he also studied for his PhD in physiology. In 2011, after completing his training in ophthalmology, Oren attended a fellowship program in uveitis and medical retina under the supervision of Professor Sue Lightman at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He continues to work at Moorfields in the medical retina service as well as at UCL. His main research interests are in intraocular inflammation and retinal imaging.


Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2016, 13:10

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