Following completion of the programme, you should be able to demonstrate:
- ability to take a comprehensive ophthalmic history in a patient with diagnosed OHT or suspect COAG.
- an awareness of demographic, ocular and systemic risk factors for COAG.
- an ability to accurately measure IOP using a slit lamp mounted Goldmann applanation tonometer and to interpret the results.
- an ability to perform an assessment of central corneal thickness using appropriate instrumentation and to interpret the significance of the results.
- an abiility to assess the optic nerve head by non contact slit lamp indirect ophthalmoscopy and to detect the characteristic features of glaucomatous optic neuropathy.
- an awareness of the risk factors for angle closure and an ability to perform and interpret the results of the van Herick test for the assessment of anterior chamber depth.
- an ability to recognise the signs and symptoms of a patient suffering from acute angle-closure and refer the condition appropriately.
- an understanding of the use of perimetric tests for the assessment of a patient at risk of COAG and an ability to choose the most appropriate test strategies, be familiar with their limitations, understand the source of error, correctly interpret results and recognise glaucomatous field loss.
- an ability to differentiate COAG from other ocular and central visual pathway anomalies.
- an ability to make appropriate clinical decisions relating to OHT and COAG diagnosis and management.
- an awareness of timescales for follow-up of patients with diagnosed OHT and suspect OHT.
- an ability to detect change in clinical status in patients with diagnosed OHT and suspect COAG (e.g. change in visual fields or optic nerve head.
- an ability to inform patients/public about glaucoma, its detection, prognosis and management and provide them with relevant and accessible information and advice at initial and subsequent visits.
Unit 1 - An Introduction to the Glaucomas
Unit 2 - Examination of the Anterior Segment in Glaucoma
Unit 3 - Pachymetry
Unit 4 - Tonometry
Unit 5 - Visual Fields
Unit 6 - Assessment of the Optic Nerve Head
Unit 7 - Differential Diagnosis of Glaucoma
Unit 8 - Clinical Governance and Decision Making
Unit 9 - The Patient
Education Hub, 1st Floor, 15 Ebenezer Street, London, N1 7NP