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Welcome to the College of Optometrists' new series of optometry podcasts. Our very own ex-hospital radio DJ (and Head of Research), Martin Cordiner, will be taking you through an optometric journey, covering topics such as the latest in eye health research and patient experiences.

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Welcome to the College of Optometrists' new series of optometry podcasts. Our very own ex-hospital radio DJ (and Head of Research), Martin Cordiner, will be taking you through an optometric journey, covering topics such as the latest in eye health research and patient experiences.

    WebinarXtra: Scleral contact lenses for the regular eye with Katie Harrop MCOptom

    WebinarXtra: Scleral contact lenses for the regular eye with Katie Harrop MCOptom

    In this episode of WebinarXtra, Daniel talks to Katie Harrop MCOptom - Professional Services Director for No7 Contact Lenses - about the use of scleral lenses as an alternative to commonly fitted contact lenses. Katie answers all those questions you were itching to ask during her webinar but didn't get the time to. 

    Members can watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point until 17 December 2020 at https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=226


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    • 23 min
    WebinarXtra: Smoothing out a bumpy ride in oculoplastics: distinguishing benign from malignant lesions, with Raj Das-Bhaumik

    WebinarXtra: Smoothing out a bumpy ride in oculoplastics: distinguishing benign from malignant lesions, with Raj Das-Bhaumik

    Our WebinarXtra episodes cover 'Xtra' questions there just wasn't time to answer during the live webinar. In this episode of WebinarXtra, Daniel talks to Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Raj Das-Bhaumik, about his recent webinar on suspicious lumps and bumps on the eyelids, with tips on which can be managed in practice and which need referring to the hospital eye service. 

    Mr Raj Das-Bhaumik is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital where he is former lead for lid oncology and is very much a specialist in this area.  He specialises in cosmetic and functional surgery including blepharoplasty, lid malposition and the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumours.  These range from chalazia to infiltrating cancers. He also specialises in eyelid reconstruction, trauma and treating watery eyes.  Mr Das-Bhuamik surgeons from around the world in these very specialised techniques and works closely with other surgical disciplines. 

    You can watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point (until 17 December 2020) at: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=228


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    • 25 min
    The eyes and lows of lockdown (Part 3): Taking care of your career

    The eyes and lows of lockdown (Part 3): Taking care of your career

    College Council member and optometrist,  Dr Parth Shah MCOptom,  takes over our airwaves for the final time in with his third COVID-themed podcast. In this episode, he talks to Sally Gosling, Director of Education at The College of Optometrists,  about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected optometrists’ professional roles, what they should be doing to respond to and take advantage of the evolving optical landscape, and how the College is actively supporting this through innovative CET, CPD and specialised higher qualifications.



    Learning opportunities mentioned in this episode include: 

    CPD Webinars - https://www.college-optometrists.org/webinars

    Online peer discussions - https://www.college-optometrists.org/events

    Virtual coffee mornings - https://www.college-optometrists.org/events

    Fellowship by portfolio - https://www.college-optometrists.org/fellowship

    COVID CET courses - https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/index.php?categoryid=58

    Higher qualifications - https://www.college-optometrists.org/HQ

    Independent Prescribing course - https://www.college-optometrists.org/IP

     

    This episode was recorded remotely and so may not meet our usual sound quality standards! 


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    • 21 min
    The algorithm's gonna help you - with Professor Alastair Denniston

    The algorithm's gonna help you - with Professor Alastair Denniston

    Daniel loves all our podcasts, but he was particularly excited to have the opportunity to talk to Professor Alastair Denniston at our annual conference, Optometry Tomorrow, back in February. Both Daniel and Martin spoke to Alastair - a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - about uveitis, and how advances in scanning and machine learning will revolutionise care for patients. Alastair's cutting edge research is also using this information to determine biomarkers for the risk of systemic diseases such as stroke or heart attack, in an exciting developing area called oculomics.

    To read, the Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO) journal, visit https://www.college-optometrists.org/OPO

    Details about our 2021 annual conference will be announced later in the year at www.optometrytomorrow.org.


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    • 42 min
    WebinarXtra: Peripheral vitreoretinal disorders for optometrists with Mr Kam Balaggan

    WebinarXtra: Peripheral vitreoretinal disorders for optometrists with Mr Kam Balaggan

    In the UK there are around 7,300 new cases of retinal detachment every year, with many patients presenting with flashes and floaters to optometrists. In this episode of WebinarXtra, Daniel talks to Kam Balaggan - Consultant in Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical Retina and Cataracts at Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary - about the most common causes of retinal detachment and how to spot them.

    College members who missed the webinar can watch a recording and gain one non-interactive CET point until 17 December 2020: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=227

    Mr Balaggan's first webinar 'Diagnosing PVD vs RD - knock out with dynamic vitreous assessment' is also available to College members online with one non-interactive CET point until 17 December 2020: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=216


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The eyes and lows of lockdown (Part 2): Taking care of your practice

    The eyes and lows of lockdown (Part 2): Taking care of your practice

    College Council member and optometrist Dr Parth Shah MCOptom continues his podcast takeover with part two of 'The Eyes and lows of lockdown'. In this episode, he talks to Ophthalmic Director and independent prescriber, Maninder Gudray MCOptom Dip TP(IP). They discuss the impact of COVID-19 on optical practices and what practice owners could be doing to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on their practice. 

    If you would like the latest COVID-19 guidance for optometrists, visit www.college-optometrists.org/COVID-19

    This episode was recorded remotely. Please bear with us while we trial the best way to bring you our podcast during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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    • 17 min

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