Diagnosed stable Ocular Hypertensives will be discharged from BRI Eye Dept and asked to attend an accredited practitioner. The interval will be specified by the diagnosing consultant.
Goldman pressures, threshold fields and Indirect Optic Disc assessment will be required by the accredited Optometrist.
How to get Accreditation for Referral Refinement and OHTMS
To get accredited for the referral refinement the Optometrist needs to complete the following:
1. Online WOPEC course - You will need a code (which the Bradford LOC can provide free). Please email our secretary for the code.
2. Goldman refresher.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED - Visual Fields with Threshold testing, Goldman tonometer, BIO -Volk lens.
The accreditation requirements will be those specified by the LOCSU/WOPEC distance learning package in Glaucoma Referral Refinament Level 2.
After successful completion of the module you will be emailed a certificate which need to be forwarded to the LOC. Please email your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details on the OHTMS protocol and pathways are available to download below:
The fee payable for a OHTMS Examination is £50.00. The OHTMS appointment can be done at the same time as a GOS sight test, or can be done at a separate interval to the patients routine examination. To claim your fee please use the Referral Refinement spreadsheet.
Please note that it is practitioners that are accredited, not practices.