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For our professional colleagues: Online lesson on the interpretation of visual fields

Firstly, we hope that you and yours are all safe and well. These are quite extraordinary times we’re going through.

We would normally be contacting you now to invite you to one of our regular lectures + wine tasting at the Royal Society of Medicine. Sadly, we’re going to have to put that off for the time being.

We recognise that much regular work is not taking place at the moment and many of you are facing uncertainties over your businesses, staff, etc. However, this ‘down time’ can at least be useful for brushing up on your clinical knowledge – so we thought we would put one of Mark’s lectures online every 2 weeks or so. This week’s lecture is on visual fields and Mark hopes that it’s a useful refresher for you:
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Please let us know what you think, or if there’s a subject area you would find particularly interesting.

Our practice is currently partially open – we’re available by phone and email as usual, but for the moment we’re only seeing sight-threatening conditions at the London Clinic (fairly rare in Mark’s specialities of cataracts and glaucoma). All elective surgery has been cancelled as the London Clinic and Moorfields have offered their theatres for urgent NHS surgery, freeing up space in NHS hospitals for Covid-19 patients. Mark is reviewing every patient we have booked in April/May to see just how far we can postpone their appointments. We are also looking at telephone and video consultations.

We’ve heard of several optometrists forming local networks to manage emergency cases across their practices. If we can help facilitate this at all, please get in touch.

We wish you all the very best – stay safe!

Mark, Sandrine, Anabela and Avni