Surgical Skills SS5

To assess a patient clinically, in OPD and elsewhere, in particular to:




Learning Outcome

  • Understand and recognise the causes of raised intraocular pressure (IOP) and the surgical options available.
  • Manage raised IOP and glaucoma by performing appropriate procedures including emergency management, for example, in acute angle closure. The technique of surgery will depend upon clinical indications and current practice.
  • Recognise when the management requires specialist referral.


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Target Year of Achievement

Year 7

Related Learning Outcomes


  • Know when surgery is appropriate and what you are trying to achieve or avoid.
  • Learn to do this with minimal risk and stress to the patient, the trainer and yourself.
  • Discuss with your trainer which procedures are appropriate for you to learn, and how your training will be achieved. This could include the needling of blebs.
  • Record every operation, to review regularly yourself and frequently with your trainer
  • Ideally actual surgical procedures should be assessed, but if this is not feasible then additional laser procedures, especially cyclodiode laser, can be counted.
  • Practise in a supervised simulated environment.


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