Thea Eye Health Conference: Education both front and back

Bill Harvey reports on the recent Thea Eye Health Conference where the breadth of education offered something for all interests

It has been interesting to watch Thea Pharmaceuticals develop into a major player in eye care education over the last decade. If evidence for this were needed, it could be found in Manchester recently where Thea had organised a one-day Eye Health Conference.

Comprising a healthy mix of lectures, hands on workshops, discussion workshops and peer discussion session, run in two simultaneous tracks, one for anterior eye and the other posterior, the conference offered something to meet the demands of everyone in the packed audience.

Anterior eye

All delegates were invited to attend the keynote lecture of the anterior eye strand of education and were treated to a comprehensive review of red eye management delivered enthusiastically by Glasgow-based consultant ophthalmologist Sanjay Mantry. It is always refreshing to hear an ophthalmologist who is keen to utilise optometrist resource and Mantry certainly adopted this approach.

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