To review ocular problems that require multidisciplinary intervention and collaboration
To understand current best practice ophthalmic management of thyroid eye disease and medical retinal disease with endocrinologists and ocular and orbital malignancies with radiotherapists/ oncologists and the role of the maxilla-facial, ENT and neurosurgeon in the management of complex orbital disease and trauma.
This meeting will provide a multidisciplinary perspective, which will improve clinical governance, professional development and empowerment of patients and optimise resources in different ophthalmic clinical settings.
Delegates will learn how a MDT approach can help to:
- Utilise evidence-based medicine to develop clinical guidelines and standards for care and provide a baseline for future initiatives
- Improve communication, documentation teamwork to improve clinical outcomes and reduce risk
- Support continuity and co-ordination of care across different clinical disciplines and sectors
- Optimise resources and support training
It is generally accepted that a multidisciplinary team approach to management of complex pathology promotes well-defined standards, facilitates clinical effectiveness, improves communication and continuity and helps reduce variations in patient care. This can lead to the synergistic empowerment and education for both patients and the clinical teams involved.
This session is a platform to showcase the multidisciplinary team experiences of four different ophthalmic teams and their diverse medical and surgical colleagues in their journey to achieve optimal care for their patients with complex orbital pathology, thyroid eye disease, ocular oncology and diabetic retinopathy.