This event is solely intended for practitioners within the Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall areas who wish to undertake their Glaucoma Part 2 practical assessment
When booking, please email the lead assessor with the practices you work at (email@example.com). If all slots are fully booked, please email the lead assessor who will put you on the waiting list.
If you work outside of the above areas and wish to attend, please email the lead assessor first who may be able to accommodate you. A fee payable to the Primary eyecare company for sitting these exams will be required in advance.
The assessment is in the form of 5 assessment stations, each takes 5 minutes (plus reading time). Please allow 60 minutes for the whole assessment process. You will receive a briefing prior to your assessment and may be required to remain for the following session to sit as a ‘patient’ for your colleagues. The assessment is based on the 4 LOCSU Glaucoma distance learning lectures. The lectures and MCQs must be successfully complete three days before the event occurs. Please contact Ian Hadfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain the promo code and instructions in order to access these lectures via the WOPEC website
Practitioners must be registered with the GOC and hold a ‘GOC’ – number in order to book the assessment.
Results will be emailed 2-3 weeks after the event has occurred. Practitioners who cancel their booking or fail to attend this assessment without prior contact with WOPEC at least 5 days before the event may be issued with an exam fee of £125 from Cardiff University.
Measuring IOP with a Goldmann applanation tonometer (on a patient)
Calibration of a Goldmann applanation tonometer
Van Herick’s peripheral chamber depth assessment (on a patient)
Slit lamp binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy (volk) examination of the optic nerve head (model eyes)
Written short answer glaucoma case study
Practice makes perfect – Experience dictates that if you are relatively new to any of the four techniques name above, it would be advisable to gain as much practice as possible between now and the event. It is expected that you are performing these techniques regularly on your routine patients, particularly the use of a Goldmann tonometer (T Type).