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Optegra Webinar Portal

Welcome to Optegra’s Educational Webinar portal. Our webinars are designed to share exciting updates, developments, and eye healthcare knowledge with the Optometry community.

The available webinars are featured below.

The Cataract Journey Episode 1 – Foundations of Cataract Diagnosis

This lecture will provide an overview on the diagnosis and pathophysiology of cataracts and its different clinical presentations. This will be the first lecture of a series on cataract surgery that together with the completion of some MCQs, will form a refresher course for optometrists assessing patients in the community before and after cataract surgery.

Speakers:

  • Shafiq Rehman

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Ocular disease
  • Standards of practice
  • Ocular abnormalities

The Cataract Journey Episode 2 – IOL Calculations

This lecture will provide an overview on the preoperative assessment for cataract surgery, with especial focus on biometry and IOL power calculation. This will be the second lecture of a series on cataract surgery that together with the completion of some MCQs, will provide a refresher course for optometrists assessing patients in the community before and after cataract surgery.

Speakers:

  • Shafiq Rehman

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos Ocular examination
  • Standards of practice

The Cataract Journey Episode 3 – Understanding Cataract Pathways

This lecture will provide an overview on the NHS referral pathways. This will be the third lecture of a series on cataract surgery that together with the completion of some MCQs, will conform a refresher course for optometrists assessing patients in the community before and after cataract surgery at Optegra Hospitals.

Speakers:

  • Shafiq Rehman

Audience: 

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos Ocular disease
  • Standards of practice
  • Ocular abnormalities

The Cataract Journey Episode 4 – Risks of Cataract Surgery

This lecture will provide a refresher on the possible short- and long-term risks before and after cataract surgery and its management. This will be the forth lecture of a series on cataract surgery that together with the completion of some MCQs, will provide a refresher course for optometrists assessing patients in the community before and after cataract surgery.

Speakers:

  • Shafiq Rehman

Audience:  

  • Optometrists

Competencies:

  • Dos Ocular disease
  • Communication
  • Ocular abnormalities

The Cataract Journey Episode 5 – Results of Cataract and RLE Surgery in 2020

This will be the fifth lecture of a series on cataract surgery and will provide an overview of the key evaluations to assess intraocular lens surgery success.

Speakers:

  • Shafiq Rehman

Audience:  

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos Assessment of visual function
  • Standards of practice
  • Refractive management

The Cataract Journey Episode 6 – To 2021 & Beyond

This will be the sixth lecture of a series on cataract surgery where a consultant ophthalmic surgeon will provide an overview of the evolution of cataract surgery and services delivery over the last years and the possible direction of travel for cataract service delivery after covid-19 and beyond 2020.

Speakers:

  • Shafiq Rehman

Audience:  

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos Standards of practice

The Cataract Journey – Test your knowledge

This visual recognition test will include 7 different patient scenarios around cataract diagnosis, assessment, referral and pre and postoperative management. Feedback about your results will be provided on completion of the quiz.

Come Diagnose with Me 1

This will be a highly interactive case-based lecture by a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon. The lecture will include a series of 4 case scenarios for discussion based upon patient history and OCT scans. Full interpretation of the OCT scans will be covered including what is normal reducing false negative referrals. Questions will ensure interaction throughout with examples of Epiretinal membrane, Lamellar hole and macular hole, Vitreomacular traction and sub-macular haemorrhage.

Speakers:

  • Steve Lash

Audience:  

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos – Ocular disease
  • Communication
  • Ocular abnormalities

Come Diagnose with Me 2

This will be a highly interactive case-based lecture by a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon. The lecture will include a series of case scenarios on patients with diabetic retinopathy which will be discussed upon patient history and clinical findings. This lecture will also explore the surgical interventions providing a truly full care pathway view with knowledge fed back into initial examination for optometrists involved in shared care.

Speakers:

  • Steve Lash

Audience:  

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos – Ocular disease)
  • Communication
  • Ocular abnormalities

Come Diagnose with Me 3

This will be a highly interactive example and case-based lecture by a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon specialised in vitreo-retinal conditions. The lecture will include a series of examples and case scenarios on PVD and RD. The most appropriate referral timescales and treatment options will be discussed. This lecture will also explore the surgical interventions.

Speakers:

  • Steve Lash

Audience: 

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos – Ocular disease
  • Communication
  • Ocular abnormalities

Come Diagnose with Me 4

This will be a highly interactive case-based lecture by a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon that will include a series of case scenarios on patients that underwent a complicated cataract surgery. This lecture will focus on the cataract complications, what can go wrong and what to look for in the follow up assessment of these patients.

Speakers:

  • Steve Lash

Audience: 

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos – Ocular disease
  • Communication
  • Ocular abnormalities

Seeing 2020 in 2020 – What’s new in Cataract & Refractive Surgery

This lecture will offer an update on the latest advances in laser technology and the different alternatives for intraocular lens surgery. It will also provide an overview of the features, clinical and visual outcomes of the latest vision correction procedures

Speakers:

  • Shafiq Rehman

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos – Ocular disease
  • Assessment of Visual Function
  • Standards of Practice
Optegra Open Evenings

Innovations in Refractive Laser Surgery – Understanding SMILE

An interactive lecture to provide an update on the latest options for laser vision correction particularly small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), from the perspective of an optometrist.

Speakers:

  • Oliver Bowen-Thomas & Chris Price

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos – Ocular disease
  • TPs Standards of practice
  • Ocular disease
  • Professional
  • Knowledge
  • Share decision making

LASIK for Prebyopia – Presbyond

This interactive lecture will provide a refresher on LASIK and an update on Presbyond, the latest option for laser vision correction of Presbyopia.

Speakers:

  • Amir Hamid

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos Standards of practice
  • Communication
  • Ocular examination
alex short laser eye surgery

Therapeutic Laser Treatments For Corneal Pathology

Excimer laser has proven to be an efficient tool for treating corneal pathology. In this interactive lecture, a specialist Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon will provide an insight on the role of lasers in the treatment of corneal pathology as well as an update on the treatment of other corneal conditions such as keratoconus or post-LASIK ectasia.

Speakers:

  • Alex Shortt

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos Ocular abnormalities
  • Standards of practice
  • Ocular disease

An Introduction to Phakic IOLs/ICLs

An update on phakic IOLs will be delivered, discussing the indications, contraindications, patient assessment and post op management of patients implanted with phakic IOLs .

Speakers:

  • Amir Hamid

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Standards of practice

Lumps & Bumps – Lesions Of The External Eye

This lecture will be delivered by a consultant ophthalmic surgeon who will provide a refresher on the assessment of lesions of the external eye. Updated information will be provided that will assist eye care practitioners in the community in differentiating between benign and potentially malignant lesions.

Speakers:

  • Amir Hamid

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos Ocular examination
  • Ocular abnormalities
  • Ocular disease
Andy Turnbull Laser Eye Surgeron

Red Eye – Diagnosis and Management

This lecture delivered by a consultant ophthalmic surgeon will provide improved understanding for participants to be able to confidently identify the different causes of red eye. It will also provide an overview of the basic treatments available in the community and will help delegates to identify when patients should be referred and how urgently.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Turnbull

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Dos Ocular examination
  • Ocular abnormalities
  • Ocular disease

Laser Vision Correction – Suitability & Aftercare

This interactive lecture will be delivered by a consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialised in refractive surgery who will provide an update on the latest options for laser vision correction, the suitability criteria and aftercare.

Speakers:

  • Shafiq Rehman

Audience:

  • Optometrist

Competencies:

  • Standards of practice
  • Ocular abnormalities
  • Ocular disease