Avoiding false positive glaucoma referrals with OCT: why normative data is too sensitive
OCT has transformed optometry practice. However, there is still confusion regarding appropriate use of normative plots and referring patients correctly. This lecture with discussion aims to help reduce the number of false positive referrals and to change the mindset of optometrists in using the normative data correctly. The session will be a mixture of a lecture with material on normative data and several discussion sessions on example cases where normative data is the main focus. There will also be several ‘ask the audience’ sections. Ultimately, delegates should leave the session with a better understanding of how to effectively use OCT in glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring and, most importantly, reduce false positive referrals.
Practitioners will understand how to communicate the need for referral with patients
Practitioners will understand glaucoma referrals with OCT and avoiding false positives
Practitioners will use the fullest range of correct diagnostic tests in the correct circumstances