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The Patient with Retinal Problems 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 will provide users with core knowledge about the clinical features of retinal problems and the management of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in November 2020.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognise symptoms suggestive of vitreoretinal disorders
  • Recognise hypertensive and diabetic retinopathy
  • List the treatment options available for diabetic retinopathy
  • Describe age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk factors, ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ types and management options
  • Recognise the urgency of referral for a patient with suspected wet AMD

Retinal diseases account for the majority of blinding conditions in the general population.

Conditions affecting the retina include diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and inherited retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa.


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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 Retinal Problems course for GPs
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.16_07
Access Duration (in months)
12
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