Workplace Guide: On course for success

Emma White explores the patient and practitioner benefits of gaining the Professional Certificate in Medical Retina

Medical retina is one of the most favoured optometry higher qualification courses in the UK, second only to glaucoma, and according to Andy Miller (pictured right), head of post-registration at the College of Optometrists, it is increasing in popularity. More than 140 optometrists gained a higher qualification in the subject last year alone.

Launched at the Universities of Cardiff and Ulster in 2014, optometrists can now study the College-accredited medical retina qualification on 10 part-time courses around the country.

‘The qualification enables optometrists to make accurate and appropriate referral decisions for patients with medical retina conditions and prepares them for supervised roles, new patient triage clinics and AMD treatment-retreatment clinics,’ explains Miller.

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