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Eye Assessment and Examination

Eye Assessment and Examination

Eye Assessment and Examination

Stella Hornby and Caroline Mawer
Stella Hornby and Caroline Mawer
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 23 Apr 2018
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This session will help you to conduct a quick, general examination of the eyes of an adult in a primary care context. This session was reviewed by Sally Higginbottom and last updated in February 2015.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Follow a logical approach to assessing and examining the eye in primary care
• Carry out a routine general examination of the eyes of an adult within two minutes, including a measure of visual acuity and pinhole testing
• Conduct a basic assessment of central and peripheral vision (the visual fields)
• Examine the external, anterior and supporting structures of the eye
• Carry out a basic, direct ophthalmoscopic examination and describe other eye examination techniques
Stella Hornby and Caroline Mawer

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Stella Hornby and Caroline Mawer
on behalf of Health Education England

Stella Hornby runs the eye emergency department in the Oxford Eye Hospital and is also the Clinical Lead for The Practice PLC, a leading independent provider of primary care ophthalmology. She and Dr Andrew Partner provide workshops for General Practitioners based on the Royal College of GP eye statement through their partnership Primary Care Ophthalmology LLP.

Stella has a particular interest in primary care ophthalmology, low vision and education about ophthalmology.

She was awarded a Noble Prize for her MD thesis on childhood blindness from Cambridge, the McCartney Prize for pathology in FRCOphth, and the “Ox-talent award for innovative use of technology in teaching and learning” for an e-learning site for medical students about ophthalmology and most recently an “Excellent Teacher Award” by the Medical Sciences Division of Oxford University. She developed an innovative expert patient-led workshop on “Living with Visual Impairment” for medical students.

Stella is a Module Editor for the e-GP module ’Care of People with Eye Problems’.

Caroline Mawer is a GP. She has previously worked as a Consultant in Public Health and as a Service Commissioner.

Caroline works part-time, mainly in the Tower Hamlets OOH service. The rest of the time she writes, especially about Iranian history and culture. Her first book is called: A Single Girl’s Guide to Rural Iran.

Caroline went on an RCGP ophthalmology course to increase her skill level in fitting eye exams into standard GP practice and has since contributed to the session on Examination and Assessment of Eyes in Primary Care.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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