Glaucoma Level 3 (Diploma)
The programme is designed around the College of Optometrists learning outcomes for the Diploma in Glaucoma. Its main aims are to prepare optometrists to participate in community or hospital-based schemes for the management of patients with established COAG and other cases of glaucoma deemed suitable for management by optometrists e.g. treated angle closure, pseudo exfoliative glaucoma.
Following completion of the programme, an optometrist should be able to demonstrate:
1. an ability to take a comprehensive ophthalmic history in a patient with established glaucoma
2. an understanding of the use of perimetric techniques for the assessment of a patient with diagnosed glaucoma
3. an ability to detect disease progression by observation of the optic nerve head/nerve fibre layer and/or results of imaging/functional tests
4. an ability to monitor the response to treatment and modify the management plan if necessary
5. an understanding of the pharmacology, cautions, contraindications, interactions and side effects of anti-glaucoma medication
6. an understanding of the indications for, techniques, expected outcomes and complications of laser therapies and surgical interventions used in the management of glaucoma and its related conditions.
- Optometrists working at this level should
- possess a minimum of a BSc(Hons) on Optometry or equivalent
- be GOC registered optometrists for those who want the College of Optometrists
- have a minimum of 3 years clinical experience.
- possess the Professional Certificate in Glaucoma (Level 1) and affix.
- possess the Professional Higher Certificate in Glaucoma (Level 2) and affix.
£2000.00 (£1500.00 discounted rate for those who have donen a previous glaucoma qualification with us)
Knowledge only option
Clinic Observation Sessions - £50.00 per session
Clinical Placement Sessions - £50.00 per session on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening at Moorfields Eye hospital, 162 City Road, London EC1V 2PD