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Eye Care in Focus - ICO Conference for the Extended Eye Care Team

  • 4 Oct 2022
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • The Gibson Hotel, Dublin



The ICO Eye Care in Focus Conference for the extended eye care team will take place from 9.30am - 4.30pm Tuesday, October 4th 2022 at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin.

The Conference will be a full day clinical education meeting of interest to ophthalmologists, general practitioners, optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmic nurses and technicians.

Registration Fee: €80 (includes lunch and morning refreshments)

Early Bird Registration: €60 - use code VFC48OK7

register by Friday, 2nd September

Programme Overview 

9.30am Clinical Education Session 1:  Perimetry

Chair:   Professor Colm O'Brien

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin 

Professor of Ophthalmology, University College Dublin

'Basics of Perimetry and Interpretation of Printouts'

Dr Tony Redmond

Reader, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Wales

'Visual Field Defects in Glaucoma and Neurology'

Ms Emily Hughes   

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Galway University Hospital 

'Quality of Life Concerns in Glaucoma Patients'

Professor David Crabb 

Optometry and Visual Sciences, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London

11.00am  Refreshments

11.30am  Clinical Education Session 2:  Retinopathy of Prematurity 

'Pathogenesis and Clinical Features of ROP'

Mr John Stokes

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Children's University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin

'Screening and Treatment in ROP'

Ms Claire Harnett

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Bon Secours Hospital, Dublin

'Northern Ireland Experience in ROP Screening and Management'

Ms Eibhlin McLoone  

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Belfast HSC Trust, Northern Ireland

1.00pm  Lunch

2.00pm   Clinical Education Session 3: Keratoconus

'Keratoconus: A General Overview'

Dr Marchien Dallinga

Corneal Fellow, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin

'Contact Lens Management of Keratoconus'

Mr Cian Guildea

Contact Lens Specialist, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin

'Delivering an Effective Corneal Crosslinking Service for Keratoconus'

Ms Diana Malata

Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin

'Optimising Keratoplasty Outcomes in Keratoconus'

Professor Conor Murphy

Professor of Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin

3.30pm Comfort Break

3.40pm Keynote Talk:  "Learnings from Covid-19" 

Guest Speaker - Dr Colm Henry

Chief Clinical Officer, Health Service Executive

4.30pm Meeting Close

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