A lecture and discussion about papilloedema and when to refer was held by Specsavers across two dates with 610 optometrists watching the online events.

It took place as part of a series of professional developments evenings that are being held online for the multiple’s optometrists and therapeutic optometrists.

Optometrist Lorcan Butler from the Brain Tumour Charity led a session titled, ‘Papilloedema – is it or isn’t it? Making appropriate referrals,’ which included a case discussion about the differential diagnosis of papiloedema.

Paul Morris, director of professional advancement at Specsavers, said: ‘It’s an important topic as avoiding over-referrals is more important than ever in these times when healthcare is stretched as never before. The serious nature of papilloedema makes it vital to make the correct decision for the patient’s wellbeing.’