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Optrafair 2019

Optrafair 2019

 

 

30th March - 1st April 2019 at the NEC Birmingham

 

Exhibiting at stands A50 and D50, we will showcase the latest in OCT technology, imaging and refraction systems as well as offer a dedicated Topcon University area.

 

ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED

TO BOOK PLEASE VISIT STAND D50 or Email Topcon.university@topcon.co.uk - Please note you will not receive a reply until Saturday.

 

EDUCATION:

Topcon University (TU) will host an on-stand educational programme of CET lectures over the three days. TU are also sponsors of an Optrafair keynote by Mr Vasilios Papastefanou.  'Meet the Experts' Drop-In Sessions will take place on Topcon’s Stand D50.

  

On-Stand Lectures (1 CET Point)

 

Saturday 30th March

    

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Title:  Referral Refinement using OCT

Speaker: Dr Scott Mackie, BSc(Hons) PhD MCOptom, MFDO ABDO (Hons) LVA Dip TP (IP), Pg Dip (Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Mod (DRS) Mod (LS)
Consultant Optometrist, Mackie Opticians


Abstract:
Four case studies will be presented for review and discussion. Case 1 will refer to a patient with a painless loss of vision following cataract surgery. Case 2 will discuss a patient with a family history of Glaucoma. Case 3 will discuss a patient presenting with painful eyes and loss of vision. Case 4 will discuss gradual loss of vision in both eyes.


 

 
    

Time: 14:00 – 15.00

Title: Making a Success of Dry Eye

Speaker: Dr Trusit Dave, PhD, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, FAAO.
Optometrist, Researcher, Inventor, Eyetech Optometrists


Abstract:
Over the last seven years there has been a revolution in the management of dry eye. Not only have the definitions, method of investigation changed, but significantly the methods of treatments have evolved.  Trusit will be discussing these features, but in order to also make a success of dry eye, one needs to be able to communicate and empathise with patients and also reach out to potential patients who do not have a relationship with the practice. Trusit will discuss how he has made a success of dry eye within his practice using a variety of patient acquisition channels.


 

Sunday 31st March

 
    

Time: 10:00 – 11.00

Title: The Use Of OCT In Glaucoma: It's Not Just NICE It's Essential

Speaker: Professor Nicholas Rumney, MScOptom FCOptom DipTP(IP) ProfCertMedRet,FAAO FEAOO FIACLE FBCLA FABDO(Hon)
Optometrist and Chairman, BBR Optometry Ltd


Abstract:
Glaucoma is common enough in the population we serve but it is symptom free and decision-making can be challenging. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma does not satisfy any of the commonly accepted criteria for inclusion in any screening programme and so it is generally picked up by what is termed opportunistic case detection. As this occurs in unsolicited symptom free “sight tests” or routine recalls for existing patients, optometrists are reliant on having a satisfactory armoury of tests available.

Whilst the importance of using optic disc examination, repeat tonometry and visual field testing is well known, this is by no means a satisfactory approach to the busy optometrist constrained by a duty of care on the one hand and the cost of clinical time on the other.

OCT is the link that facilitates rapid assessment of both the course of the investigation (which fields test to use) as well as an objective test of the actual structures managed in glaucoma, namely the retinal nerve fibre layer and the ganglion cells. The lecture will revise the anatomy and pathophysiology of the disease and introduce a structured plan to analyse OCT scans without undue reliance on what is limited normative data.

  1. Revise the NICE Guidance (ng81) on detection and diagnosis
  2. Revise the anatomy and pathophysiology of the disease
  3. Understand the drawbacks in current visual field test algorithms
  4. Understand the rational behind OCT scan design and algorithms
  5. Analysis of scan and glaucoma risk evaluation by means of case records

 

   

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Title: Case Studies Of Pulse Blue Light Treatment for MGD Dry Eye

Speaker: Susan Bowers, MSc, FCOptom, DipCLP, DipTpAS, DipTpSP, DipTpIP, FBCLA, FAAO, Higher Cert Glaucoma
Optometrist, Susan Bowers Optometrists


Abstract:
"Does pulsed blue light treatment really work on MGD dry eyes? Over one year of patient case studies highlighting the positives and the pitfalls of dry eye treatments. When does IPL help?


 

Monday 1st April

 
 

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Title: The Use Of OCT In Glaucoma: It's Not Just NICE It's Essential

Speaker: Professor Nicholas Rumney, MScOptom FCOptom DipTP(IP) ProfCertMedRet,FAAO FEAOO FIACLE FBCLA FABDO(Hon)
Optometrist and Chairman, BBR Optometry Ltd


Abstract:
as above
 

 



Keynote Lecture (1 CET Point)

 
    

Sunday 31st March

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Title: Diabetic Retinopathy and Maculopathy - Imaging Developments with Swept Source OCT and Swept Source OCT-A

Speaker: Mr Vasilios P. Papastefanou, MD, PhD, ASIS FRPS, MRCOphth.
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina Service, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Please register and book for Vasilios's Lecture on the Optrafair Website

This presentation will include: 

  • Description of the imaging platform
  • Elements of pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy
  • Diagnostic swept source OCT and OCT-A signs of diabetic maculopathy
  • Diagnostic swept source OCT and OCT-A signs of different stages of diabetic retinopathy
  • Diagnostic swept source OCT and OCT-A signs of diabetic choroidopathy

Learning Objectives:

  • Identification of signs of diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy on SS-OCT
  • Understanding how new imaging modalities affect early diagnosis of diabetes and patient pathway
  • Familiarize with the new platforms and approaches in the diagnosis of disease

 

CLICK HERE to view our Speaker's Biogs

 


‘Meet the Experts’ Sessions


CLICK ON A SESSION TITLE TO BOOK

 

Saturday 30th March

10.00-10.30 - OCT (3D OCT-1 Maestro/DRI OCT Triton)

Laura Pigula and Nicola Bennett

11.00-11.30 - Aladdin/CA-800

Dr Catharine Chisholm

14.00-14.30 - OCT (3D OCT-1 Maestro/DRI OCT Triton)

Rebecca Stoner and Nicola Bennett

16.00-16.30 - Henson 9000

Adrian Church


Sunday 31st March

10.00-10.30 - OCT (3D OCT-1 Maestro/DRI OCT Triton)

Laura Pigula and Nicola Bennett

11.00-11.30 - CV-5000

Rebecca Stoner
 

14.00-14.30 - Henson 9000

Adrian Church
 

16.00-16.30 - OCT (3D OCT-1 Maestro/DRI OCT Triton)

Rebecca Stoner and Laura Pigula


Monday 1st April

10.00-10.30 - OCT (3D OCT-1 Maestro/DRI OCT Triton)

Rebecca Stoner and Nicola Bennett

11.00-11.30 - Slit Lamp Imaging (SL-D701)

Rebecca Stoner
 

14.00-14.30 - OCT (3D OCT-1 Maestro/DRI OCT Triton)

Laura Pigula and Nicola Bennett

 

 

Don’t forget to follow Topcon on Twitter and Facebook #TopconGB for the latest on show offers. 

 


Background

Optrafair is the largest audited trade event for Eye Care Professionals in the UK with 6,510 attendees.

Optrafair is the UK’s leading exhibition and educational conference dedicated to the needs of the optical profession since 1978. Valued by a community of practitioners, suppliers and educators to help expand knowledge, grow awareness of products and services, gain CET points and build business. - See more at: http://www.optrafair.co.uk 



Optics/Optometry
30-03-2019 - 01-04-2019
NEC, Birmingham
www.optrafair.co.uk/