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CPD Ref: C-101730

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism

The fifth part of the glaucoma series looks at how to assess and measure the optic disc and identify important signs of glaucoma. The disc examination and appearance with ophthalmoscopy and OCT images are explained to help aid referral and management of glaucoma suspects.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, Optic disc, Assessment, Slit lamp, Indirect ophthalmoscopy, OCT, Management, Referral, Volk.

CPD Ref: C-101748

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


The sixth part of the glaucoma programme looks at how to accurately assess the visual field to identify important signs of glaucoma.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, Management, Referral, Threshold, SITA, ZATA, Static, Kinetic, FDT.

CPD Ref: C-101749

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


The seventh part of the glaucoma programme looks at national and local refinement and referral pathways and discusses how to reach the appropriate clinical decision when managing a glaucoma suspect, taking into account all your investigation.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, Ocular hypertension, Management, Referral, Repeat measures, Pathway, IOP, Visual field.

CPD Ref: C-101750

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Specialty CPD (IP)


The eighth and final part of the glaucoma programme looks at current and future treatments of glaucoma.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, CAG, Ocular hypertension, Laser treatment, Surgical treatment, Pharmacological treatments, Management, Referral, MIGS, SLT.

CPD Ref: C-102250

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Leadership & accountability


The first part of this four-part course discussing modern imaging in practice looks at the nature of digital capture, storage and transfer, how digital images have evolved and the legal ramifications of image capture.

Topics: Imaging, Digital photography, Telemedicine, Transfer, Storage, GDPR, Ultrasound, Stereo imaging.

CPD Ref: C-102251

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Leadership & accountability


The second part of this four-part course discussing modern imaging in practice looks at how to achieve the best images with modern anterior and posterior camera systems and how the images might be further enhanced after capture. Legal issues are also discussed.

Topics: Aperture, Resolution, Colour, Slit lamp photography, Delegated function.

CPD Ref: C-102252

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Leadership & accountability


The third part of this four-part course discussing modern imaging in practice looks at how to achieve the best images with scanning laser ophthalmoscopy systems and how the images might be further enhanced after capture. 

Topics: Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO), Multicolour, Infra-red, Confocal.

CPD Ref: C-102253

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Leadership & accountability


The last part of this four-part course discussing modern imaging in practice looks at how to achieve the best scans with optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems and how to best interpret the data captured. 

Topics: Optical coherence tomography, Time domain, Spectral domain, Swept source, Retinal nerve fibre layer, Twin peaks plot, Thickness map, Difference map, Pachymetry, Anterior angle.


CPD Ref: 
C-100583

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


This recorded lecture by consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Professor Heinrich Heimann provides an overview of the most important malignancies and pre-malignancies of the ocular surface and anterior chamber and how to spot them.

Topics: Melanoma, Lymphoma, Naevus, Tumour, Conjunctiva, Ciliary body, Iris, Anterior chamber, Pigment, Cyst, Metastisis, Papilloma, Squamous cell. 

CPD Ref: C-101719

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


In this recorded lecture, Dr Denize Atan looks at patients presenting with suspicious optic discs and/or headaches and discusses how to differentiate between serious and benign conditions. She looks at how the increasing use of OCT can be applied to aid appropriate referrals for patients with suspect neurological conditions.

Topics: Optic disc, Tumours, Intracranial pressure, Swelling, OCT, Drusen, Tilted disc, Pseudo-papilloedema, Meningitis, Hypertension, Ischaemia, Infection, Optic neuritis, Headache, Nausea, Nerve palsy.

CPD Ref: C-102284

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


This lecture by consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Professor Heinrich Heimann, aims to increase clinical skills in differentiating between benign and suspicious lesions that require monitoring or referral. It focuses on the more common causes including choroidal naevus, choroidal melanoma and CHRPE and includes imaging, referral and monitoring strategies.

Topics: Fundus, Retina, Pigmented, Malignant, Tumour, Choroidal melanoma, Choroidal naevi, CHRPE, Vortex vein ampulla, Peripheral disciform, Differential diagnosis, OCT, Referral.

CPD Ref: C-100389

CPD Points:One Point 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Leadership & Accountability, Professionalism 


Accredited Level 2 e-learning, covering the key safeguarding issues that optometrists need to be aware of when working with adults at risk.                  

Topics: Safeguarding, Legal, At risk, Social services, Abuse, Neglect, Record keeping, Physical, Psychological, Disability, Dementia, Sexual, Slavery, Radicalisation. 

CPD Ref: C-100384

CPD Points:One Point 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Leadership & Accountability, Professionalism 


Accredited Level 2 e-learning, introducing optometrists to the key issues surrounding child abuse. The course explains how to recognise and deal with issues that might arise in optometric practice when working with children. 

Topics: Safeguarding, Legal, At risk, Social services, Abuse, Neglect, Record keeping, Physical, Psychological, Disability, Newly qualified, Sexual, Radicalisation.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-100953

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty discusses the key examination techniques that are useful in the investigation of binocular vision anomalies with Dr Aleksandra Mankowska. Michelle and Aleks also explore the management of convergence insufficiency and the tricky subject of prescribing prisms and orthoptic exercises.

Topics: Paediatric, Convergence insufficiency, Convergence excess, Esophoria, Exophoria, Prism, Cycloplegic refraction.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-101499

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical Practice, Professionalism, Specialty CPD (IP)

Specialty CPD (IP)

In this episode, the first of a two-part series, Michelle Hanratty discusses Enhanced Optometry Services in Wales and England. She explores the scope of the Wales Eye Care Service (WECS) with Clare Pearce and talks about the COVID Urgent Eye Care Service (CUES) with Kevin Liu.

Topics: Minor Eye Conditions, Urgent Eye Care Services, Independent prescribing, Enhanced Optometry Services, Eye Health Examination Wales, Primary eye care services.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-102188

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical Practice, Professionalism, Specialty CPD (IP)

Specialty CPD (IP)

In this episode, the second of a two-part series, Michelle Hanratty discusses Enhanced Optometry Services in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

Topics: Eye care services in primary care settings, Urgent eye care services, Independent prescribing, Enhanced optometry services, Community Eyecare Scotland, NI PEARS.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-102467

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical Practice, Communication


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty discusses the highlights of the BCLA Continued Learning Evidence-based Academic Report (CLEAR) with Professor James Wolffsohn and Neil Retallic.

Topics: Contact lenses, Evidence-based practice, Fitting, Presbyopia, Multifocal, Toric, CLEAR, BCLA.

CPD Ref: C-100566

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice


The first of two programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this course looks at genetics and inheritance of a range of eye diseases, as well as the first three months of gestation and how external and internal influence may trigger eye conditions.

Topics: Choroid, Ciliary body, Coloboma, Colour vision defect, Congenital, Rubella, Cataract, Lens, DNA, Dominant, Embryo, Epithelium, Genetics, Glaucoma, Hyaloid artery, Inheritance, Iris, Meiosis, Mitochondrial, Multifactorial, Mutation, Myopia, RNA, Recessive, Retinoblastoma, Sclera, Toxoplasmosis, X-linked, Y-shaped suture, Zika virus.

CPD Ref: C-100576

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The second of two programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this course looks at the final six months of gestation, the birth process and the early period post-partum, and how external and internal influence may trigger eye diseases.

Topics: Binocularity, Asphyxia, Congenital, Glaucoma, Cranial nerves, Down syndrome, Duane syndrome, Emmetropisation, Extraocular muscles, Fibrosis, Foetal alcohol syndrome, Gestational diabetes, Horner’s syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Keratoconus, Leukocoria, Oculomotor disorders, Ophthalmoplegia, Pupil, Reflex test, Retinal detachment, Retinopathy of prematurity, Risk factors, Sixth nerve palsy, Smoking, Spina bifida, Stereopsis, Trisomy 21, UV, Visual development, Vitamin A deficiency.

CPD Ref: C-100516

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The first of two programmes discussing the development of vision from birth to 18 years, part one looks in detail at age-related visual norms and what changes occur from birth to age three, highlighting what early abnormalities can impair visual ability.  

Topics: Anatomical changes to the visual system, Development of VA, Contrast perception, Colour perceptions, Accommodative systems, Binocular systems, Ocular and neurodevelopmental abnormalities arising from forceps delivery or prematurity, Synaptogenesis, Emmetropisation, Infantile esotropia, Retinoblastoma, Physical development milestones.

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