CET workshop: Introduction to OCT



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This interactive skills workshop will provide an opportunity for delegates to understand how the growing use of OCT in primary eye care can help them to provide a higher level of patient care and how the additional information provided by the OCT scans might influence their clinical decision making, such as shadowgrams, ETDRS grid, 2 and 3D scans. Read more>

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Introduction to Optical Coherence Tomography.

Abstract: This interactive skills workshop will provide an opportunity for delegates to understand how the growing use of OCT in primary eye care can help them to provide a higher level of patient care and how the additional information provided by the OCT scans might influence their clinical decision making, such as shadowgrams, ETDRS grid, 2 and 3D scans. 

Delegates will have the opportunity to capture retinal scans with the help and advice of experienced OCT users. They will learn how to optimise the image quality and select the best scan. They will receive feedback on their identification of the retinal layers, and will be presented with abnormal OCT scans and associated fundus images for discussion within the group. Communication with the patient will also be considered.

 

Competencies covered: Communication, Ocular examination, Ocular disease

Learning objectives:

  • 1.2.4: To be able to explain an OCT scan to a patient in a way that is simple and easily understood., including the implications of commonly found pathological and physiological eye conditions found using posterior segment OCT, such as tilted discs, drusen etc.
    • 3.1.3: To be able to capture combined fundus and OCT images for the examination of the posterior pole and understand how to optimise the quality of the scan. To appreciate the clinical relevance of the analysis tools provided by OCT software such as shadowgram, ETDRS grid etc. To be able to identify the individual retinal layers and other structural features such as blood vessels and the vitreous membrane.
    • 6.1.5: To be able to identify common retinal and optic disc abnormalities on an OCT scan and differentiate normal from abnormal. To understand the benefit of OCT scans by comparison with the associated fundus images.
    • 6.1.8: To understand the benefits of OCT in the early detection and monitoring of glaucoma and be aware of the software analysis tools that can feed in to patient management decisions.
    • 6.1.9: To understand the defining features of age related macular degeneration on an OCT scan, and how these vary with AMD-type, leading to differing patient management.

  

TOTAL CET points = 3

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