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Vision course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
25 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session will look at the management of common eye conditions as well as long-sightedness and squint. It also covers the warning signs when urgent action is needed. Please note that this is a more advanced session.

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify common eye diseases in childhood
  • Explain the management and impact of squints and refractive errors
  • Describe the impact of colour vision problems
  • Recognise presentation and impact of visual field defects

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Instructors / Speakers
Kirithika Muthusamy,
Ophthalmology specialty trainee in the North London / Moorfields training program

As a graduate of both the International Medical University Malaysia and the University of Glasgow Medical School, she has had more than 10 years of experience in delivering grassroots rural health education as well as formal post graduate ophthalmic teaching in the UK and abroad.

Jonathan Hyer,
Ophthalmology specialty trainee at Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust

Jonathan has a special interest in innovation and teaching in healthcare and has worked on a broad range of projects. These have included a national publication of quality improvement projects, full immersion simulation for junior doctors and a website to locate the nearest eye casualty from a given London postcode.

Christopher Bentley,
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to St Mary’s and Central Middlesex Hospitals, London

Christopher is the visiting Professor to Middlesex University, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to St Mary’s and Central Middlesex Hospitals, London. He has special interests in cataract surgery, strabismus (paediatric and adult squint) and paediatric phthalmology, plus Botulinum toxin treatment for squint. Christopher was trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, GOSH and Western Eye Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, international member of The American Academy Of Ophthalmology and council member of the Royal Society of Medicine Ophthalmology section.

Vision course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
25 minutes
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