By the end of the course, you will gain skills and knowledge to:
- Perform a gonioscopic examination of the anterior chamber angle – identify anatomical structures – grade the angle width – interpret the significance of clinical findings.
- Diagnose OHT or COAG through an integration of clinical observations/results of clinical investigation.
- Make appropriate management decisions in a patient with OHT.
- Monitor the response to treatment in a patient with OHT and modify the management plan or refer if necessary.
- Be aware of the contraindications of anti-glaucoma medications and be able to detect and manage drug-induced side effects.
- Inform patients of the rationale for monitoring their condition and an ability to explain the risk of developing glaucoma.
- Counsel patients regarding the risk of blindness associated with glaucoma, risk to family members, and potential impact of the disease on lifestyle.
This programme will be taught by Moorfields ophthalmologists who are leaders in this field. Subjects covered will include:
- Unit 1 – The Patient
- Unit 2 – Gonioscopy
- Unit 3 – Optic Nerve Head Imaging Techniques
- Unit 4 – Risk Factors in Glaucoma
- Unit 5 – The Physiology of IOP
- Unit 6 – The Medical Management of Glaucoma
- Unit 7 – Lifestyles and Social Aspects of Glaucoma
- Unit 8 – Clinical Governance
- Unit 9 – Clinical Decision Making