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BCLA Web-Seminar: Contemporary management of keratoconus in an academic setting

BCLA Web-Seminar: Contemporary management of keratoconus in an academic setting

Datum
17.07.2024, 19:00 - 20:00
Sprache
Englisch
CME Max
1 CME Punkte
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Veranstalter
British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)
Organisator
BCLA Head Office
199 Gloucester Terrace
London
W2 6LD

Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 6661
Mon - Fri 9:00am 5:00pm (GMT)

Events
Cilia Launay
Events Manager

This web-seminar will explain how keratoconus patients are dealt with in a university centre.
  • Basisinformation
    Datum
    17.07.2024, 19:00 - 20:00
    Sprache
    Englisch
    CME Max
    1 CME Punkte
    Gebühren ab
    gebührenfrei
    Veranstalter
    British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)
    Organisator
    BCLA Head Office
    199 Gloucester Terrace
    London
    W2 6LD

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 6661
    Mon - Fri 9:00am 5:00pm (GMT)

    Events
    Cilia Launay
    Events Manager

  • Programm

    Speaker:

    Prof. Carina Koppen is chief of the department of Ophthalmology in the Antwerp University Hospital (UZA) and chair of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp (UA).

    Content:

    When a new patient presents, we will inform him / her about the possibilities of UV crosslinking to stabilize the disease. In this session, examples will be provided of progressive keratoconus and the results of crosslinking in these patients. In addition, we explain to the patient that he / she should not rub the eyes because this is a very important factor that might affect cone progression.

    Integrated care in collaboration with the optometrist ensures that the patient is given all options for vision correction: from optimally adjusted glasses to the most complex contact lens correction. For each individual patient we look for the best combination of vision improvement and comfort and for this we use the full range of specialty lenses: soft, hybrid, corneal and scleral. In our experience, soft and hybrid lenses do not live up to expectations. Rigid lenses, both corneal and scleral, remain the most commonly used lenses. Before proceeding with transplant surgery, the ophthalmologist must make sure that a contact lens fitting is no longer providing stable and good quality vision. For the severe forms of keratoconus, the use of scleral lenses helps us to limit the percentage of patients requiring surgery to a few percent at most.

    As far as refractive surgery (laser, rings and implant lenses) is concerned, the application is rather limited to rather mild forms of keratoconus, whether or not in combination with cross-linking. In addition, the predictability of the results is problematic and complications are not rare.

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  • Buchung / Anmeldung

    This webinar is open to both BCLA members and non-members.

    For more informations contact the organizer directly.

  • Zertifizierung
    Zertifiziert für 1 CME Punkte bei der Sonstige
    CPD accreditation has been applied for.

    Optometrists: Contact Lenses, Standards of Practice
    Dispensing Opticians: Contact Lenses, Standards of Practice
    Contact Lens Opticians: Contact L

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