Haag-Streit Academy hosts successful ‘Improving Outcomes’ Biometry Courses in Glasgow

Haag-Streit UK hosted two ‘Improving Outcomes’ biometry courses on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April in Glasgow. 

The Basic and Advanced ‘Improving Outcomes’ biometry courses are designed to help both beginners and experienced ophthalmic consultants get the most from their biometers. Delegates enjoyed a series of lectures from biometry experts, including Mr David Sculfor, Consultant Optometrist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Mr Peter Wilson, Consultant Ophthalmologist, NHS Fife & Forth Valley. Lectures included topics such as, ‘The anatomy of the human eye’, ‘Good biometry practice’ and ‘Introduction to optical biometry’.

The courses were attended by delegates from a range of professions, including Nurse Practitioners, Consultants, Clinical Fellows, and Optometrists. All delegates attended the courses on both days. The hands-on workshops and live demonstrations were particularly well-received. The Haag-Streit Lenstar 900 and Eyestar 900 biometers were available for practical sessions, and workshop topics included IOL power calculation, biometry measurement, and adding and editing IOL data.

Prior to this event, it had been 10 years since Haag-Streit Academy delivered their ‘Improving Outcomes’ biometry courses in Scotland. The courses in April received some very positive comments from delegates, including:

·         "Really enjoyable and very relevant to my practice."

·         "Very well organised from start to finish."

·         "Quality speakers with great knowledge."

Haag-Streit UK Area Sales Manager for Scotland, Angela Masson, commented: “‘It’s been great to bring the biometry courses back to Glasgow, where the very first course was held 10 years ago. Some of my customers have attended the courses several times over the last 10 years and still find them useful, as the content continues to evolve to reflect the advances in technology. I am looking forward to the Slit Lamp courses making a return to Glasgow in November, and I am delighted to see that spaces are filling up already.”

For information on future courses, please email academy.uk@haag-streit.com