Refractive surgery

Key information

Duration: Duration times vary. Use the contact details below to enquire about this.

Location: This is a distance learning course, delivered by e-learning. Access to course materials will be given by Aston University after the registration procedure has been completed.

Fee: £1100 per delegate 

Entry requirements: None

How to apply: Please complete an online application form for the month that you wish to be considered for:

October 2017

Deadline to apply: 31st August

Further information: Tel: 0121 204 3906 or email: optometrycpd@aston.ac.uk

Aims of this module

The module will cover the selection, assessment and management of patients choosing refractive surgery. The different approaches to management of patients will be examined along with how they might be implemented in practice. The most common refractive surgery techniques will be detailed. Different surgery for presbyopia will be included. The instrumentation that is used in the field of refractive surgery will be explained.

Module content

You will cover:
  • Medico-legal issues and Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE)
  • Patient selection for refractive surgery
  • Corneal topography and wavefront technology
  • Patient counselling, marketing and staff training
  • Instrumentation used in refractive surgery assessment
  • History of refractive surgery techniques
  • Laser refractive surgery
  • Intraocular lenses
  • Surgery for presbyopia
  • Common complications and their management