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Right referral: Ophthalmology (1 CPD hour)

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Professor Sunil Shah discusses the key issues GPs face when referring patients.

Learning objectives

This module will offer hints and tips on referring patients to ophthalmology, covering:

  • Referring for cataract surgery
  • Diagnosing glaucoma and managing ocular hypertension
  • Determining the causes of red eye
  • Referring patients with pain after trauma to the eye
  • Rapidly referring sudden onset of metamorphopsia
  • Whether to refer patients for an opinion on laser eye surgery

This module is free for all registered members of Pulse Learning until 16th November 2011.


Professor Sunil Shah is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, visiting professor at Aston University and honorary professor at University of Ulster.

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