Alison advised on other complex children’s eye conditions that must not be missed, such as papilloedema which is a rare but potentially life threatening condition if not detected early.
“When looking for signs of papilloeadema, it’s important to remember the whole child. Headaches, vomiting, sleep disturbance and behavioural changes are all symptoms to look out for”, said Alison.
Ms Claire Daniel, consultant ophthalmic surgeon, also presented at the education event drawing on her ten years’ experience as a consultant in the adnexal service at Moorfields treating conditions that affect the tissues surrounding the eye, including the eye lids, extra-ocular muscles, socket and tear system. Claire used her talk to remind GPs and optometrists to invert the eyelids during examinations to check for foreign bodies and suspicious lumps.
Mr Alexander Ionides joined the panel of ophthalmologists for the Q&A session to answer questions on the different implantable lenses that are available for cataract and vision correction procedures.