How should a modern optometrist practice - 1 interactive CET point
Monday, April 1, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
Using ultra-wide imaging and auto-fluorescence to detect retinal problems Using electro-diagnosis for glaucoma and optic nerve monitoring Angio OCT for wet AMD To refer or not to refer Brain scans and neuro-optometry
Understand common conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes and macula degeneration
Interpreting and analysing brain scans
Interpreting OCT and ERG and VEP scans
Understanding the benefits of auto-fluorescence and wide angle imaging
Kirit Patel graduated from Aston Optometry School in 1986, and qualified as an optometrist with the British College of Optometrists in February 1988. He has been in private optometric practice in Radlett since 1991, and first used the fundus camera in practice 22 years ago with a 1 million pixel camera backing. He was involved with the Whittington diabetic screening programme and participated in diabetic screening in Hertfordshire.
Kirit has extensively written case histories including neuro-optometry, glaucoma, OCT and rare ophthalmic conditions seen in general practice. Radlett Opticians has won 4 Optician Awards in 11 years – 3 for Technology Practice of the Year and one for Optometrist of the Year. This year the practice and Kirit was involved in helping Docet in preparing an educational video on the use of OCT and Slit-Lamp.