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Topcon to attend Eyecare 2016 as gold sponsors 5 years in the row

As a regular exhibitor Topcon will be once again showcasing their latest technology for the conference delegates.

By visiting us on stand 8 delegates will have the opportunity to get hands on demonstration on products such as the smallest retinal camera and the unique 4-in-1 instrument, providing objective refraction, keratometry; non-contact tonometry and pachymetry all in one.

Leaders in 3D OCT, we were the first to introduce Swept Source OCT, bringing unrivalled detail and clarity with each scan; giving even more confidence to the professional in their accurate diagnosis. Delegates will have the chance to view this latest OCT technology first hand during the conference.

As the only instrument manufacturer to develop a Practice Management Software, with the ongoing input from industry’s professionals, i-Clarity’s focus is to enhance practice efficiency and make the day to day running of the practice more integrated – be sure to visit stand 18 to find out more.

As a Gold Sponsor 5 years running, Topcon have a regular spotlight in the conference education programme and this year is no exception. We will be delivering a keynote lecture and two workshops during the conference, please see details below:

Keynote Lecture

Swept source OCT: What can the choroid tell us?

With advances in OCT technology, it is now possible to produce clear images of the choroid, but how this information can help in the diagnosis of ocular disease is still somewhat of a mystery to most professionals. This lecture will explore the important role of the choroid in ocular health, review the latest research on choroidal thickness in a variety of conditions and address how changes in thickness have helped shape treatment protocols.

 

Speakers: Dr Rachel Hiscox (PhD, BSc (Hons) MCOptom)

 

 

 

Workshops

Tips and tricks for glaucoma diagnosis with OCT

In 2013, the number of people with glaucoma worldwide was estimated to be 64.3 million, with this number predicted to increase to 76 million by 2020. Without timely diagnosis and referral for treatment, the incidence of bilateral blindness secondary to glaucoma will also rise. This discussion workshop will explore how to harness the power of OCT to ensure the earliest sings of glaucoma are detected. Discussion will include how to capture and accurately analyse optic nerve head, macular, anterior chamber angle and corneal thickness scans, together with how newer viewing techniques including en-face can help in glaucoma detection. The benefits and limitation of posterior and anterior OCT in glaucoma diagnosis will be discussed.

Speakers: Morven Campbell BSc(Hons) MCOptom, Black & Lizars Optometrists and Tim Cole - Imaging Product Manager, Topcon (GB) Ltd; Ophthalmic Imaging Specialist for NHS for nearly a decade with BA (hons) in Photography / Graphic design

 

Image them, heat them, and squeeze them!

With 1 in 5 adults diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, it is crucially important that we are able to correctly identify and manage dry eye patients. As meibomian gland dysfunction is believed to be the cause of 80% of dry eye, assessment of the meibomian glands should form an integral part of a comprehensive dry eye assessment. This interactive, hands-on workshop will give delegates the opportunity to learn how to assess and document the health of the meibomian glands using infrared meibography and slit lamp examination and understand the relevance of these findings. It will also provide the opportunity, under specialist guidance, to perform meibomian gland expression.

Speakers: Mr Teifi James and Dr Rachel Hiscox (PhD, BSc (Hons) MCOptom)