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Seminar Review: Ultrasound Course

26 April 2017

The Ultrasound Course was a one day seminar run at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists by Mr Hatem Atta and Mr Tarek Kashab.

The initial morning lectures covered basic topics including principals of ocular ultrasound, orientation and labelling of B-scans, and examination of eyes with media opacities. The late morning lectures were more advanced covering vitreo-retinal, tumour and orbital pathology and an introduction to high frequency ultrasound. The concepts were well explained and there was plenty of opportunity for questions.

The afternoon involved ‘hand-on-hand’ practical training where each delegate had the opportunity to fine tune their technique on each other with useful tips from the knowledgeable faculty. The other advantage was that two leading ocular ultrasound companies were invited so that delegates had the opportunity to set-up and learn about the latest settings on these machines.

The course was well structured and delivered by a highly experienced and approachable faculty allowing efficient skills transfer. I would highly recommend this course to colleagues.

Hemal Mehta
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust