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Ophthalmology event provides optometrists with the latest insights

Sulis Hospital Bath recently hosted an educational event tailored exclusively for optometrists and GPs, offering them the opportunity to advance their knowledge with the latest insights in the field of ophthalmology.

This educational Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event, held on Tuesday, 19th September 2023, drew optometrists from near and far to Sulis Hospital Bath, creating an invaluable platform for knowledge exchange and professional growth.

The event featured a comprehensive program designed to empower optometrists with the latest updates, treatment techniques, and skills they need to excel in their field.

Under the guidance of experts, including Mrs Misha Badial, Miss Shokufeh Tavassoli, and Mr Duncan Leadbetter, optometrists had the privilege to delve into the following key ophthalmological areas:

1. Retinal Disorders: Optometrists had the unique opportunity to explore the intricacies of retinal disorders, gaining valuable insights into their identification and when to refer patients for specialised care.
2. Glaucoma: The event provided a deep dive into glaucoma, equipping optometrists with the latest knowledge and techniques for early detection and management of this sight-threatening condition.
3. Cornea: The discussion on cornea disorders sheds light on the intricacies of diagnosing and managing these conditions, ensuring optometrists are well-prepared to identify and address them.

Visiting optometrists engaged in discussions with consultant ophthalmologists and their peers. This collaborative atmosphere allowed for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices, enriching the collective knowledge of all attendees.

Advancing Patient Care

The primary learning objectives of the event were to increase optometrists' knowledge in identifying eye conditions and determining when to refer patients for specialist care. The event also covered the latest treatment techniques, ensuring that attendees left with a robust toolkit to provide the best possible care to their patients.

Consultant Ophthalmologist Misha Badial shared her thoughts on the event, stating, “Being a part of this professional educational event was very rewarding. The audience engaged by asking numerous insightful questions. Teaching serves as a superb avenue for forging strong partnerships with our referring colleagues and is a testament to the commitment of Sulis Hospital’s Centre of Excellence for ophthalmology to providing the very best service.”

Sulis Hospital: A Hub for Ophthalmological Excellence

Sulis Hospital Bath's commitment to advancing ophthalmology and supporting optometrists and other healthcare professionals is evident in events like these. The hospital serves as a beacon of excellence in the field, continuously striving to provide world-class care and educational opportunities.

For more information about upcoming educational events for healthcare professionals please email