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Practical Skills for Future Ophthalmologists 2014

Saturday 25th January 2014

Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

If you are a medical student, junior doctor or a nurse in A&E and want to gain some basic ophthalmic examination skills then this event is for you!  Extensive knowledge is not a pre-requiste, but being familiar with some basic concepts would be advantageous.

Course Director: Professor Sue Lightman


09-30 - 09.50     


09.50 - 10.00

Welcome and Introduction

10.00 - 11.00  

Understanding the anatomy of the eye


How to take an ophthalmic history

11.00 – 11.15

Morning coffee

11.15 - 12.00

Introduction to the slit lamp and the normal eye

12.00 - 12.45

Slit lamp 2 - patients with common problems

12.45 - 13.45

Lunch break

13.45 - 14.30

Understanding the visual pathway and visual field abnormalities

14.30 - 15.15

Eye lid lacerations and suturing

15.15 - 16.00

Ocular irrigation, foreign body and rust ring removal

16.30 - 17.00

Completion of evaluation forms and close


Target Audience / Suitability

Medical students, junior doctors interested in ophthalmology.  It would also be useful for doctors and nurse practioners working in Accident & Emergency or General Practice. Allied health professionals such as optometrists and orthoptists are also welcome. 



  • Interactive lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Small group teaching



The event costs:

  • Members £35
  • Students £45
  • Others £50


Cancellation policy

We do not offer refunds on cancellations



If you have any questions then please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




If you would like to attend the event please complete registration and proceed to payments.  Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.


We are really sorry, but this event is now fully booked and online registrations have been turned off. If you would like to go on the waiting list please send us an email.



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