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The Patient with Glaucoma course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

This session provides core knowledge of the clinical features and management of different types of glaucoma in primary care.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in May 2021.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • describe the differences between acute angle-closure glaucoma, primary open-angle and secondary glaucoma and list the groups of patients at risk of these
  • recognise the symptoms of high intraocular pressure
  • explain the value of routine sight tests in glaucoma screening
  • explain how to manage and monitor a patient with chronic glaucoma
  • identify common patient ideas, expectations and beliefs about glaucoma and explain how to use eye drops correctly.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness by damage to the optic nerve, which causes extra blind spots in the peripheral visual field.


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Instructors / Speakers
Stella Hornby,
Consultant Ophthalmologist in Urgent Eye Care & Primary Care Ophthalmology

Stella Hornby is currently clinical lead for Ophthalmology and Lead for the Eye Emergency Department in Oxford Eye Hospital.

She has a special interest in emergency eye care, primary care ophthalmology, diabetic retinopathy, low vision and education and is particularly known for her skills in diagnosis and her ‘down to earth’ common sense approach to medicine.

Stella is a Partner in Primary Care Ophthalmology LLP which organises training courses for GPs. She is also Annual Primary Care Ophthalmology Conference and RCOphth representative for Map of Medicine, Primary and Community Eye Health Committee (Vision2020) and the primary care representative of the RCOphth Professional Standards Committee.

Delivery
Title
The Patient with Glaucoma course for GPs
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.16_12
Access Duration (in months)
12
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