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TEL News Dec 23

Posted on: January 3rd, 2024 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Our latest edition of TEL News includes a round up of our achievements in 2023 including the highly rated Regional TEL Forums, the Virtual and Hybrid Learning Faculty community of practice expanding to more than 2,000 members and the successful launch of our Becoming Simulation Faculty programme.

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New elearning on thyroid eye disease now available

Posted on: December 12th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new elearning course on thyroid eye disease is now available within the Eye-Site Ophthalmology programme.

This course will educate learners in the diagnosis and management of thyroid eye disease.

Developed by NHS England elearning for healthcare, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust, it aims to improve the experience of patients with thyroid eye disease. It covers the natural history, features and diagnosis of the disease, as well as medical and surgical management.

The course is aimed at specialist trainees in ophthalmology but would also be of interest to other ophthalmologists and eyecare professionals, as well as endocrinologists and GPs who may have patients with this condition.

To access the course, please visit the Eye-Site programme page.

Ophthalmology elearning programme launches evaluation survey

Posted on: August 24th, 2022 by Rebecca Tinnion No Comments

Eye-Site is an elearning resource for ophthalmologists and is delivered by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh).

Since 2009, 19 modules have been created in the elearning programme to support training in Ophthalmology.

As the programme develops, we would like to survey feedback from postgraduate and experienced Ophthalmologists who have accessed course content over recent years.

Feedback survey A quick survey has been developed to gain feedback on modules in the Eye-Site elearning programme.

By participating in the survey, you will provide valuable insight into course content and help shape our evaluation process.

Accessing the survey

The online survey, which is open until 31 December 2022, can be completed on a mobile device, laptop or PC.

You can access the survey here

New sessions released in the Ophthalmology elearning programme

Posted on: September 30th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Eye-Site is an elearning resource for ophthalmologists and is delivered by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh).

The elearning programme is intended to complement and support existing teaching initiatives rather than replace them. Eye-Site includes interactive knowledge sessions, for use independently, or by blending elearning content with local, regional or national delivery of skills-focused courses.

Content is mapped to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ curriculum for postgraduate training in Ophthalmology.

What does the elearning programme include?

The most recent update to the Ophthalmology elearning programme is the addition of Eye-Site 19 module on Oculoplastics. The module includes:

  • Ptosis: Assessment and surgical approaches
  • Eyelid lesions and tumours
  • Evisceration, enucleation and exenteration
  • Periocular trauma
  • Lacrimal disorders: The watery eye

The Oculoplastics module is suitable for all ophthalmologists and may be particularly useful for registrars starting an oculoplastics rotation, or oculoplastics fellows wishing to check their core knowledge.

Existing modules in the Ophthalmology elearning programme includes:

  • Eye-Site 0 – Ophthalmology Curriculum
  • Eye-Site 1 – Microsurgical Skills
  • Eye-Site 2 – Laser
  • Eye-Site 3 – Refraction
  • Eye-Site 4 – Clinical Assessment (Basic Assessment Course) Community Ophthalmology
  • Eye-Site 5 – Community Ophthalmology
  • Eye-Site 6 – Glaucoma
  • Eye-Site 7 – Cornea
  • Eye-Site 8 – Strabismus Surgery
  • Eye-Site 9 – Acute Presentations
  • Eye-Site 10 – DSEK
  • Eye-Site 12 – Neurophysiology
  • Eye-Site 13 – Advanced Phacoemulsification
  • Eye-Site 14 – Intermediate Phacoemulsification
  • Eye-Site 15 – Ultrasonography
  • Eye-Site 17 – Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Eye-Site 18 – Neuro-ophthalmology

Further modules are being developed to support ophthalmologists at different stages in their roles and in different specialities.

Accessing the elearning

For more information about the Ophthalmology elearning programme, please visit the programme page.

New Eye-Site e-learning session

Posted on: August 1st, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to develop two new sessions that have been added to the Eye-Site elearning programme.

Eye-Site 13 – Advanced Phacoemulsification

This elearning course is aimed at those surgeons who have completed the intermediate course and are at the stage of taking on more complex cataract challenges. This includes looking at the phacodynamics of modern phaco machines and how that has improved over recent years and how this can be applied to more complex cases. The rest of the module relates to complications management for various stages of the operation and how intra-operative decisions can make a big difference to outcomes. Intraocular lenses (IOL) exchange is also discussed regarding its relationship with the indications for exchange and problems arising from modern IOL design.

Eye-Site 17 – Retinopathy of Prematurity

This course is a competency and revision package for all regular and occasional Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screeners. It covers four main topics in ROP:

1) Pathogenesis and risk factors for ROP

2) Screening criteria and how to screen for ROP

3) How to grade ROP and when to refer

4) Treatment strategies for ROP.

Within the course there is a link to the interactive American Academy of Ophthalmology ROP case-based training website.

For more information about the elearning programme, including details on how to access the learning, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/ophthalmology/.

Neurophysiology module now live as part of Ophthalmology programme

Posted on: December 22nd, 2017 by Alex Tytko No Comments

A new elearning module has now gone live on Neurophysiology as part of the Ophthalmology programme – Eye-Site. This course provides information on the principal visual electrophysiology techniques, describing how each probes the underlying physiology and anatomy, and how they can be used in diagnosis and monitoring of ophthalmic disease.

On completion of the course you will be able to describe which areas of the visual system are tested by the common electrophysical investigations, demonstrate an understanding of how visual electrophysiology tests complement other investigations in the clinical setting and recognise situations where visual electrophysiology tests are likely to make a useful contribution to the clinical care setting.

Please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/ophthalmology/ for more information about this programme.

Alex Tytko
Head of Education and Training Department

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