UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Moorfields/UCL Macula course

18 November 2019–22 November 2019, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

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This comprehensive five-day course has been running at Moorfields for over 30 years. The course is aimed at trainees, fellows and consultant ophthalmologists and will cover macular and retina disease.

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Thistle City Barbican Hotel
120 Central Street
United Kingdom

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This course will give you an overview of the anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical investigation and current treatments for retinal disease. Course faculty are drawn from members of the Medical and Surgical Retina Services of Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Course objectives

  • to gain the ability to interpret retinal investigations
  • to confidently diagnose all common and many uncommon retinal conditions
  • to decide and administer relevant therapy for retinal disorders

Course fees

  • Macula for consultants: £975
  • Macula for allied health professionals: £750
  • Macula for internal staff: £88

Seminar sessions include the following topics

  • Macular Anatomy and oedema
  • Principles of Laser
  • Imaging such as Autofluorescence or OCT, Interpretation of Fluorescein Angiography and Indocyanine Green Angiography
  • Psychophysical tests of visual function in macular disease
  • Electrodiagnostic Tests in Macular Disease
  • Clinical Features and Investigation of Posterior Uveitis
  • Management of Posterior Uveitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy, including its surgical management
  • Diabetic Maculopathy
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • Choroidal and retinal artery occlusions
  • Macular telangiectasia
  • The Ageing Macula
  • Age-related Macular Disease
  • Genetics of AMD/Complement Dysregulation
  • Ocular Findings in the Immunocompromised Host
  • Pathogenesis of CNV
  • Conventional Laser / Photodynamic Therapy for ARMD
  • Anti-VEGF I and II
  • Combination & emerging therapies for GA and CNV
  • Macular Traction
  • The Artificial Retina
  • Gene Therapy for the Retina
  • Macular Disease and Maculopathy in Children
  • Macular Hole
  • Inherited Macular Disease
  • Stem cells for Macular Disease
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Management of Viral Retinitis
  • Low vision aids and visual rehabilitation in macular disease
  • Surgical Management of Macular Oedema
  • Nutrition and AMD
  • Management of paediatric uveitis
  • Intraocular tumours​​​​​