Domains: Clinical practice, Communication

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Ocular surface and anterior chamber malignancies are rare but potentially serious diseases. Initial signs and symptoms may be insignificant. Therefore, the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment are often delayed. This recorded webinar provides an overview of the most important malignancies and pre-malignancies of the ocular surface and anterior chamber and how to spot them and an update on the latest classification and terminology of such lesions.

The conditions covered are:

  • Conjunctival tumours
  • Epithelial
    • Solar elastosis
    • Squamous cell papilloma
    • Squamous cell intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)
    • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
  • Stromal
    • Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia
    • Malignant lymphoma
  • Melanocytic
    • Complex-associated conjunctival pigmentation
    • Conjunctival naevus
    • Conjunctival melanocytic intraepithelial neoplasia (CMIN)
    • Conjunctival melanoma
  • Anterior chamber tumours
    • Iris cysts
    • Iris naevus
    • Iris melanoma
    • Ciliary body melanoma

Anterior eye lesions are common in community practice and it is important that optometrists are confident making an accurate assessment and refer those that may indicate more serious conditions.

Last published: September 2023

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         s.2 Communicate effectively with patients
          • Able to effectively explain and advise patients presenting with suspicious anterior eye lesions about their ocular condition and any follow-up or referral required.
            Clinical Practice 
              s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
                • Able to differentially diagnose common lesions of the conjunctiva and anterior chamber and understand which can be monitored in practice and when referral is required. 
                  s.6 Recognise and work within, you limits of competence
                    • Able to recognise when a patient needs to be referred with anterior eye lesions that are suspicious of being malignant.

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