The London-based courses were hugely successful, feedback once again showed the hands-on workshops were a big hit with the delegates.
Harlow, Essex (PRWEB UK) 12 December 2014
Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, recently hosted the third in its series of ‘Improving Outcomes’ biometry courses. The two-day training event took place on the Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December at the Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted Airport.
Both courses included a mixture of practical workshops and presentations from experts in the field of biometry, including; Mr David Sculfor, Consultant Optometrist and Mr Larry Benjamin, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Each course offered 7.5 CPD points and agenda items included presentations on; ‘Introduction to Optical Biometry’, ‘Good Biometry Practice’, ‘Cataract & Refraction’, ‘Interpretation of Measurement Data’ and ‘Premier Channel IOLs’.
Both courses were hugely successful and similar to the recent Manchester-based courses the practical workshops proved extremely popular with attendees. Workshop topics included; ‘IOL Power Calculation Formula’, TORIC IOL Planning’, ‘Immersion Ultrasound’, ‘Adding & Editing IOL Data’ and an ‘Introduction to the T-cone’.
Delegates were given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, as well as network with other delegates to discuss new ideas and tips that can be implemented into their own clinical practice.
The LENSTAR LS 900 biometer was present throughout the two-days and hands-on demonstrations were available for delegates. The LENSTAR provides nine measurements per scan in fewer than 30 seconds, improving accuracy and accelerating workflow. The biometer offers more precise K readings than any other optical biometer and all standard IOL predictions are built in to the software.
Sam Laidlaw, HS-UK Product Manager for Biometry, said; “The London-based courses were hugely successful, feedback once again showed the hands-on workshops were a big hit with the delegates. The workshops provided attendees with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the LENSTAR biometer, as well as learn invaluable tips and advice from experts in the field of biometry.”
Due to the ongoing success of the ‘Improving Outcomes’ Biometry Courses, Haag-Streit UK has announced it will be hosting further courses in 2015. The first scheduled 2015 event will be held in Bristol on the 19th and 20th March. Speakers have been confirmed as; Mr David Sculfor, Consultant Optometrist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Mr Guy Smith, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Great Weston Hospital. More information and the full course agendas can be found at http://www.haagstreituk.com/improvingoutcomes.
If you are interested in attending the Bristol based ‘Improving Outcomes’ biometry courses, please call HS-UK on (01279) 456265 or email training(at)haag-streit-uk(dot)com.
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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.