Glaucoma will be a key theme at this year’s Professional Advancement Conference (PAC) on Sunday 17 September.
We know that it is estimated that more than 700,000 people in the UK have glaucoma and approximately half of them don’t know they have it.
‘Glaucoma is the most preventable cause of blindness in the UK, provided early detection and treatment is in place. Prevention must be a priority for us all and together we need to reach millions of people with important messages about looking after their eyes,’.
Doug Perkins, Chairman and Founder of Specsavers.
So, PAC this year will feature two lectures on Glaucoma on the main track. Professor Anthony King, Chairman of Glaucoma UK, will be discussing the current challenges and future prospects for glaucoma care and Professor Roshini Sanders and Cindy Ogundo will be speaking about Glaucoma shared care in practice and LASIK learnings.
There will also be a peer review – Glaucoma: OCT progression analysis led by Mike Horler which examines the use of OCT to monitor the advance of glaucoma using progression analysis. Cases will explore when it is safe to continue managing patients with glaucoma in practice and when to refer them to the hospital eye service. Discussions will also cover how best to communicate OCT findings to glaucoma patients to help them understand the nature of the condition and the importance of complying with treatment.
If you are looking for something more practical there will be a Glaucoma skills workshop led by Jag Singh where you will have the opportunity to practice and become an expert at Goldmann Applanation Tonometry, understand how to interpret glaucoma changes on OCT and carry out gonioscopy.
This year’s PAC has an exciting, jam-packed agenda, including the opportunity to gain WOPEC accreditation.
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