Professional Certificate in Medical Retina

This online course, accredited by The College of Optometrists, aims to provide community and hospital based optometrists with enhanced knowledge in a variety of common medical retina conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

It includes topics on screening, referral and treatment pathways, and has an emphasis on optical coherence tomography (OCT) interpretation. It is taught by optometrists and ophthalmologists with expertise in the area of medical retina.

Accredited by The College of Optometrists

Professional Certificate in Medical Retina accredited by the College of Optometrists.

Content includes

  • OCT use and interpretation
  • AMD assessment and management
  • diabetic retinopathy screening and grading
  • acute retinal pathology assessment and management

Why do a Professional Certificate in Medical Retina?

This new course is an exciting opportunity for optometrists to refresh and enhance their knowledge and clinical skills in the area of medical retina.

The aim of this College of Optometrists accredited course is to provide community and hospital based optometrists with enhanced knowledge of common medical retina conditions. It includes topics on screening, diagnosis, referral and treatment of common medical retina conditions.

The course has an emphasis on optical coherence tomography (OCT) interpretation, diabetic retinopathy grading, AMD classification and the identification and management of acute retinal pathology.

What is the course content?

Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the retina. Risk factors, differential diagnosis and pathogenesis of retinal and macular pathology. Current treatments of medical retina disorders. Communication. Imaging the eye for detection of diabetic retinopathy.

OCT imaging and fundus photography in medical retina. Fluorescein angiography, ICG angiography and auto fluorescence.

Detecting and classifying diabetic retinal disease. National diabetic retinopathy screening programmes. Acute macular and retinal pathology detection and management.

Current treatments of medical retina disorders and pertinent treatment trials.

Further details

For further details please contact Dr. Raymond Beirne.