Ocular Emergencies - Virtual

The Optometry Education Team are presenting a one day course composed of a series of live lecture webinars on the topic of Ocular Emergencies and delivered by Consultant Ophthalmologists from Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Course Overview

This course will discuss the most common seen in A&E and how to manage them with shared case decision making. It aims to give an insight into the A&E pathway will be given to aid eye care practitioners in making management decisions.

Who is this course for?

It is suitable for community and hospital based optometrists working in urgent care / A& E or other allied health professionals.

Featured Topics
  • Signs and symptoms of common urgent ocular abnormalities.
  • Decision making for private practice optometrists.
  • Private patient and internal HES referrals.
  • Photographs and specific case studies.
  • Protocols and follow up procedures for patients in A & E.
Benefits of attending

Upon completion of the course, Learners would expect to have a better understanding of patient care, management and treatment pathways in patients with ocular emergencies from anterior eye conditions to posterior eye conditions.


CET points (TBC) and a certificate of attendance will be awarded.


09:00-10:00 Prioritising ophthalmic referrals to A&E

10:00-11:00 Clinical procedures in A&E

11:00-1:15 COFEE BREAK

11:15-12:15 External disease and corneal emergencies

12:15-13:00 Adnexal disease emergencies

13:00-13:45 LUNCH BREAK

13:45-14:45 Retinal disease emergencies

14.45-15.45 Neuro-ophthalmology emergencies

15:45-17:30 Case studies peer review (delegates must have a case to discuss)

Please note: This is a provisional timetable; lectures and timings are subject to change. 

Course Organiser: Sophie Thomas, Specialist Optometrist

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Date Location Time Seats Price
03/12/2020 Online 7 - 8 hours 49 £150.00

Course fees