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Information for Healthcare Professionals


Throughout the year iSIGHT will be providing you with seminars and lectures from our leading consultants in their specialist field. All events are free of charge and CET points applied for.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - Glaucoma Updates
Wednesday 14th June 2017 6.00pm Vincent Hotel, Lord Street, Southport

'Glaucoma Updates'
By Mr Vincent Dubois MBBS FRCOphth

This teaching session will discuss Glaucoma angle assessments, imaging in Glaucoma, current medical therapies and minimally invasive Glaucoma surgery.

Mr Dubois has special interest in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery. He offers a range of laser and surgical procedures for Glaucoma and a range of procedures for refractive and cataract patients including Cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange. Special interests include bilateral Cataract surgery, multifocal lens implant, micro-invasive and non penetrating Glaucoma surgery. He is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma lead at Aintree University Hospitals NHS foundation trust.

Information
Registration and drinks 6pm
Introduction 6.25 pm
Lecture 6.30 pm
Discussion and buffet 7.15 pm
CET points applied for

As places are limited, it is important that you reserve your place Call or email:
Karen Clandon 01704 552213
Email info@isightclinics.com
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - An update on Medical Retina
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 6.00pm Vincent Hotel, Lord Street, Southport

'An Update On Medical Retina and its associated diseases'
By Mr Ahmad Khalil BSc MBBS MRCOphth FRCS

This teaching session will discuss the important subject of Medical Retina and its associated diseases.

Mr Khalil is a full time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he is Medical Retina Lead, providing one of the largest Wet AMD service in Northwest of England, whilst delivering the iSIGHT Clinic AMD service with Mr Groenewald. Mr Khalil is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and has specialist interests in AMD (WET Macular Degeneration), DMO (Diabetic macular Oedema), Uveitis, Retinal Vein Occlusions, VMT (Vitreomacular Traction), Myopic Macular Degeneration, Photodynamic Therapy, Non Refractive LASER Treatment, Cataract Surgery.

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Information
Registration and drinks 6pm
Introduction 6.25 pm
Lecture 6.30 pm
Discussion and buffet 7.15 pm
CET points applied for

As places are limited, it is important that you reserve your place Call or email:
Karen Clandon 01704 552213
Email info@isightclinics.com
Monday 19th Sep - Visual Consequence of Stroke
Monday 19th September 2016 6.00pm Vincent Hotel, Lord Street, Southport

'Visual Consequence of Stroke'
By Carmel Noonan FRCSI FRCOphth
(Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist at Aintree University Hospital)

Optometrists have a very Important role to play in the early detection and referral of patients to the eye clinic. Visual perceptual problems following stroke can cause difficulty for patients and carers and being aware of these difficulties will help you, the optometrist, explain to patients and their families why they are having specific difficulties and offer strategies to deal with them.

For Discussion
Different types of perceptual visual problems using video and clinical photograph
How to diagnose and subsequently management the problem
Potential treatments
What advice to give to patients

Information
Registration and drinks 6pm
Introduction 6.25 pm
Lecture 6.30 pm
Discussion and buffet 7.15 pm
CET points applied for

As places are limited, it is important that you reserve your place Call or email:
Karen Clandon 01704 552213
Email info@isightclinics.com

Monday 18th July - An Update On Peri-Ocular Skin Cancer
Monday 18th July 2016 6.00pm Vincent Hotel, Lord Street, Southport

'An Update On Peri-Ocular Skin Cancer'
By Mr Austin McCormick MBCHB, FRCOphth

This teaching session will discuss the important subject of periocular skin cancer. As primary care health ophthalmic professionals, Optometrists have a very important role to play in the early detection and referral of periocular skin cancer. The community optometrist is ideally placed to examine the eyelids having both the knowledge of the normal anatomy and the equipment required to detect early signs. Equally patients may be reassured when concerned about clearly benign lesions which will in turn ease the burden of referrals on NHS primary and secondary care.

Mr McCormick will describe using clinical photographs common and rare skin cancers of the eyelids including: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma, Merkels Cell Carcinoma. He will discuss how to diagnose these lesions and their subsequent management.

There will information on benign lesions of the skin that commonly appear on the eyelid and how to differentiate these from malignancy, along with the risk factors for skin cancer and advise what advice to give patients to reduce this risk.

Information
Registration and drinks 6pm
Introduction 6.25 pm
Lecture 6.30 pm
Discussion and buffet 7.15 pm
CET points awarded

As places are limited, it is important that you reserve your place Call or email:
Karen Clandon 01704 552213
Email info@isightclinics.com
Monday 18th May - Updates In Intra Ocular Lens Technology
Monday 18th May 2016 6.00pm Vincent Hotel, Lord Street, Southport

Updates In Intra Ocular Lens Technology
By Vincent Dubois MBBS FRCOphth

Experienced Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon, Mr Vincent Dubois discusses updates in Intra Ocular Lens Technology, he will explore the definitions, examples of current types of implants used. Pros and cons of different lens types, patient’s selection, complications and case studies.

The lecture will cover the following competencies for CET accreditation.

The ability to identify patients who may be interested in multifocal lens implants, either following cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange.
Understand that only a small proportion of patients with or without cataracts will benefit from multifocal intraocular lenses.
Understands the reasons for dissatisfaction following multifocal lens implants, is able to recognise the symptoms and signs relating to ametropia, posterior capsular opacification and ocular surface disease.
How to manage patient expectations if they are interested in multifocal lens implants. Being able to advise patients on advantages and disadvantages of these lens implant systems as compared with monofocal lens implants.
An awareness of pros and cons of different multifocal lens implants.
An awareness of the importance of a normal macula and good ocular surface in relation to suitability of patients for multifocal lens implants.
An awareness of alternatives to multifocal lens implants in patients who wish to reduce their dependence on spectacles.

Information
Registration and drinks 6pm
Introduction 6.25 pm
Lecture 6.30 pm
Discussion and buffet 7.15 pm
CET points awarded

As places are limited, it is important that you reserve your place Call or email:
Karen Clandon 01704 552213
Email info@isightclinics.com

How to Refer a Patient

It is simple to refer a patient to iSIGHT Clinic.
• Fax a referral letter or assessment form to 01704 550057
• Send an encrypted email to info@isightclinics.com

We will arrange appointments directly with your patients and keep you informed of their progress.

Insured Patients

We work with most UK based insurance companies. Prior to being seen by one of our Consultant Ophthalmologists, insured patients should first check with their insurer the level of cover available. Before an insured patient can be seen by a consultant a referral letter from a GP or Optometrist is usually required. Patients should bring with them consultation a pre-authorisation number for the treatment to their first consultation.

NHS Patients

Through Patient Choice, patients throughout England now have the option to choose iSIGHT Clinic for their Ophthalmic treatment. Patients have the benefit of accessing a consultant led service in comfortable surroundings, shorter waiting times and free car parking.

Alongside NHS Cataract surgery, we are also pleased to announce that we are the only provider in Southport who can treat patients for Wet AMD. Your patients will be seen by a consultant ophthalmologist within 14 days of referral.

To access our consultant led rapid referral scheme, please fax a completed Wet AMD rapid access form to 01704 550057.