One Day Essential | Ophthalmology

Date29 November 2017
Duration1 day
Start Time09:00
End Time17:00
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, GP Trainer or educator, First5, Nurse
RCGP Accredited



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Whilst we endeavour to provide a 'gold standard' service to all course participants, if you are registering less than 72 hours before the start of the event, you should be aware that some materials may not be readily available on the day and we may contact you with regards to catering arrangements.


This one day conference provides expert specialist clinical training and essential information on Ophthalmology for GPs and their practice colleagues. This event will be chaired by Dr Waqaar Shah FRCGP.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how diabetes affects the eye, how you can do to support patients and how diabetic retinal screening helps patients avoid sight loss    
  • What is macular degeneration, what are the signs/symptoms to look out for and how urgently should patients be referred with macular degeneration
  • What are the different types of glaucoma and how is glaucoma treated
  • When do patients need surgery for glaucoma, and what are the different types of interventions
  • What exactly is a cataract, how does a cataract develop and how ripe does a cataract need to be before referral
  • Learn about the fascinating history of cataract treatments
  • What are the different types of lid swellings and how can I tell which lid swellings are sinister
  • What should I not miss in a child and how to gain more confidence when seeing a child with an eye problem
  • How can I improve my awareness of urgent eye problems
  • What not to miss in a red eye


  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetes in the eye
  • Management of dry eye
  • Cataracts
  • Charles Bonnet Syndrome
  • Eyelids
  • Laser eye surgery
  • A patient perspective
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

Principal Sponsors

We are very grateful to this year's sponsors for their support:

The EyeBag® Company

The EyeBag® Company manufactures and distributes the MGDRx EyeBag®, a microwaveable, reusable warm compress for the treatment of dry eye and blepharitis. Compliance is excellent.
Most dry eye is evaporative, due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Optimal warming of the glands melts the thickened secretions, restoring normal tear film homeostasis without eye drops or medication.

Peer reviewed RCT confirms safety and efficacy of the EyeBag®.The recent Tear Film and Ocular Surface (TFOS) report on dry eye cites the EyeBag® as being effective first line treatment.

To see the evidence and cost benefit analysis:             

Moorfields Private Eye Hospital 

Moorfields Private is the London-based private division of the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with a reputation as a centre of excellence for providing ophthalmic care to private patients from the UK and across the world.

For over 200 years Moorfields has pioneered research, employed the brightest minds and delivered visionary eye care. This heritage provides the reassurance that your private patients have access to world-class consultant eye specialists, providing treatment and care for patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to the most complex eye health conditions.

This, together with access to the latest refractive vision correction treatments and specialist-led cosmetic eye treatment, enables private patients to access the most comprehensive range of ophthalmic services available in the UK.

VenueRCGP, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB
Maximum capacity280
EmailRCGP Conferences
Phone020 3188 7658
ContactRCGP Conferences

Course programme


10:40                Coffee and Registration

09:30                Welcome by the Chair

    Dr Waqaar Shah, RCGP Clinical Champion in Eye Health

Session 1

09:40                Glaucoma

                         Alessandra Martins - Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

10:10                Macular degeneration

                         Moin Mohamed - Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, St Thomas’ Hospital

10:40                Refreshments and exhibition

Session 2

11:00                  Diabetes in the eye

             Samantha Mann - St Thomas’ Hospital

11:30                  Eyelids

             Jimmy Uddin - Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

12:00                 Sponsored session: Management of Dry Eye

Professor Teifi James, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic Surgeon, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Session supported by an educational grant from The Eye Bag Company.

12:20                 Cataracts

Professor Harminder Dua, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Nottingham

12:50                  Lunch and exhibition

Session 3

13:35                Charles Bonnet Syndrome

                         Judith Potts - Founder of Esme’s Umbrella

14.05                Sponsored session: Refractive Laser Eye Surgery

      Tom Flynn, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

            Session supported by an educational grant from Moorfields Private Eye Hospital.

14:25                Red Eyes

                         Dawn Sim - Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

15:00                Refreshments and exhibition

Session 4

15.20                A patient perspective

                         Keith Valentine - Vision UK

15.40                What not to miss in Paediatric Eye Care

                         Louise Allen, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist

16:25                Neuro-Ophthalmology

   Michael Burdon, Ophthalmology Consultant and President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

16:55                Chairman’s summary

17:00                Close of Conference

Whilst we endeavour to present the programme as advertised, we reserve the right to amend timings and content.



  • Hearing Loop
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-fi

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Email               RCGP Sponsorship

Phone              020 3188 7506

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