Harlow, Essex (PRWEB UK) 29 August 2014
Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce that Dr Fiona Rowe will be hosting a ‘Visual Field Evaluation Course’ at this year’s ESCRS, London.
On Sunday, 14th September 2014, Dr Fiona Rowe, from Liverpool University will be hosting a two hour ‘Visual Field Evaluation Course’ which will provide an overview of visual assessment fields. The course will be free to all delegates attending the ESCRS congress and it will be held in Capital Suite 6, level 3 of the ExCel in London from 14.30 to 16.30.
Dr Fiona Rowe is a leading expert in the orthoptic field and currently works as a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Dr Rowe qualified as an Orthoptist in 1990 and has carried out extensive clinical and academic research activity since this time. Her main areas of research interests include; acquired brain injury, visual field evaluation and control of ocular alignment.
The work-shop style course is designed to educate on the principles and evaluation of perimetry as an essential component of the ophthalmic practice. The course will provide information on; visual pathway anatomy, methods of perimetry use for Humphrey visual field analyser, the Goldmann perimeter, the Octopus 900 perimeter, exploring visual field printout options and the interpretation of results using statistical packages provided by the perimeter systems.
In addition, aids to interpretation will include; discussion of the ocular symptoms and signs associated with lesions along the various parts of the visual pathway, possible localisation of lesion according to type of visual field defect plotted, plus artefacts of visual field defects and their avoidance.
Sam Laidlaw, HS-UK Product Manager for biometry said, “The Visual Field Evaluation Course will be a great opportunity for delegates to take advantage of the opportunity to gain essential knowledge and new skills directly from one of the experts in the field, Dr Fiona Rowe.”
Sam continued, “The workshop is not officially sponsored by Haag-Streit, however, we will be supplying an Octopus 900 perimeter to support the event”.
Further information on this and other workshops that will be held during ESCRS can be found on the ESCRS website at http://www.escrs.org.
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About Haag-Streit UK
Haag-Streit UK sells a complete line of optometry and ophthalmic equipment and has distributorships for some leading brands, such as; Haag-Streit International, Ellex and CenterVue and Haag-Streit Surgical (formerly Möller-Wedel).
A former division of Clement Clarke International Limited, Haag-Streit UK has evolved since 1917 from a dispensing optician with one branch in London, to a manufacturing company which has designed and manufactured products such as the Perkins tonometer and Synoptophore.
These brands are marketed directly within the UK and through a network of distribution partners in more than 60 countries.
In 1989 Clement Clarke became part of the Swiss-based Haag-Streit Group and in 2001 began trading under the name Haag-Streit UK.
Haag-Streit UK promotes prevention, early detection, careful monitoring and effective treatment of retinal disease, glaucoma, corneal disorders, ocular motility and visual defects.
The organisation is dedicated to providing tailored solutions through the integration of information technology, leading brand ophthalmic instruments and unparalleled customer care. It focuses on the individual requirements of both the professional and the patient.
For additional information about Haag-Streit UK and its product portfolio, please visit http://www.haagstreituk.com.