Hanson Instruments sponsor specialist Keratoconus symposium, 10th – 12th October

Hanson Instruments | Hanson Instruments sponsor specialist Keratoconus symposium, 10th – 12th October

Hanson Instruments are delighted to be supporting Ken Pullum again this year at the latest Keratoconus & scleral lens symposium at the Hertford Optometry and Contact Lens Practice, The Castle, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1HR. on the 10th, 11th & 12th October. The topics this year are “Taking on the challenge of keratoconus management with contact lenses and the expanding role for sclerals”.

The 3 days cover a wide variety of talks, practical demonstrations and question and answer sessions with leading experts in their field.  The programme includes

  • RGP corneal lens fitting principles
  • Imaging the ectactic cornea
  • RGP corneal lenses for keratoconus and post-transplant
  • Hydrogel and hybrid lenses for keratoconus
  • Contact lenses beyond the limbus: current trends
  • Interaction with ophthalmology: the surgical options for keratoconus
  • Managing the ocular surface
  • Scleral lenses for keratoconus and post-transplant
  • Indications and fitting principles for scleral lenses
  • Practical and demonstration sessions

The speakers are:

Ken Pullum FCOptom DipCLP
Principal Optometrist, Scleral Lens Service Moorfields Eye Hospital,
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Queen’s Hospital, Romford, Essex
Principal, Hertford Optometry and Contact Lens Practice, Hertford
Formerly founding partner and director, Innovative Sclerals Ltd, Hertford

Nick Howard FBDO (Hons) CL
FBCLA Burnley General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, & Royal Blackburn Hospital
i-contact Ltd, Oldham

Ms Shreeti Lakhani BSc (Hons) MCOptom DipTp(IP)
Principal Optometrist, Contact Lens Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Bita Manzouri MBBS MRCP FRCOphth. PhD
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Cornea and External Eye
Queen's Hospital, BHR University Hospitals NHS Trust London

Marcello Leucci BSc MCOptom
Specialist Optometrist, Contact Lens Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Vijay Anand PhD BSc (Hons) MCOptom DipTp(IP)
Principal Optometrist, Contact Lens Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Jen McMahon BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Head of Optometry, Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Peter Downing
Medical Sales Executive, Hanson Instruments, Redditch

Isla Flux
Arnoud Snepvangers Eaglet Eye, The Netherlands

Lesley Parsell, Tracy Partridge and Susan Carver
Contact lens clinical assistants, Hertford Optometry and Contact Lens Practice

Gareth Ashman
Journalist, Director MCN, professional motor cyclist, scleral lens wearer for 20 years

Mike Oliver
Keratoconus self help and support group

Peter Downing of Hanson Instruments will be demonstrating the CSO Antares topographer and leading a contact lens fitting module. As well as giving dry eye assessment this topographer provides keratoconus screening, pupillography and videokeratoscope (capturing colour images & video and analysis of contact fitting with fluorescein). For more information on the CSO Antares, please CLICK HERE and watch our video.
More suitable for the ophthalmologist is the CSO MS-39 which gives the cross-section analysis of the cornea with keratoconus screening,  for more information  CLICK HERE .

These events are very popular and sell out fast, so if you’d like to attend or just to find out more please contact Susan Carver, Meetings Coordinator  on +44 (0) 1992 551762 or email her using kenpullum@btconnect.com . Please include your contact details to of practice / hospital and a telephone number.

Registration fees:

All three days, October 10th, 11th, 12th £600.00 + VAT £720.00
Day one only, Wednesday October 10th £230.00 + VAT £276.00
Day two only, Thursday October 11th £230.00 + VAT £276.00
Day three only, Friday October 12th £280.00 + VAT £336.00
Days one and two, October 10th and 11th £420.00 + VAT £504.00
Days two and three October 11th and 12th £460.00 + VAT £552.00

The full provisional programme is given below:

Wednesday 10th October
Contact lenses in the management of keratoconus
9.00 – 9.15am REGISTRATION
9.15 – 9.45am Introduction to RGP corneal lens fitting Ken Pullum
9.45 – 10.15am Imaging unravelled Nick Howard
Isla Flux
10.15 – 10.45am RGP corneal lenses: Understanding the peripheral design Ken
10.45 – 11.15am TEA / COFFEE
11.15 – 11.45am Keratoconus rigid lens fitting principles Shreeti Lakhani
11.45 – 12.15pm Corneal RGP lens end points and reaching them Ken
using the axial profile
12.15 – 12.45pm Hydrogels for keratoconus: the increasing role Nick
12.45 – 2.00pm LUNCH
2.00 – 2.30pm Hybrid Rigid / Hydrogels:
We may be uneasy, but the patients love them .... why is this? Nick
2.30 – 3.30pm Contact lens wear in keratoconus:
Keeping complications in perspective Ken, Shreeti, Nick
3.30 – 4.00pm TEA / COFFEE
4.00 – 5.00pm Imaging Peter Downing
Hanson Instruments
Isla Flux
Eaglet Eye bv
Corneal RGP, Hydrogel and hybrid contact lenses
Practical session Shreeti, Nick, Ken, Guests

Thursday 11th October
9.00 – 9.15am REGISTRATION
Soft and hybrid lenses for keratoconus
9.15 –10.00am Surgical interventions for keratoconus:
What can be done, and what to expect Bita Manzouri
10.00 – 10.30am Beyond the limbus: too large for a corneal, but not quite a scleral Ken
10.30 - 11.00am TEA / COFFEE
11.00 – 11.45am Corneal transplantation:
Interaction of ophthalmology and optometry
Post-surgical contact lens management Vijay Anand
11.45 – 12.15pm The Moorfields cross linking experience: - interim outcomes Marcello Leucci
12.15 – 12.45pm Contact Lens Manufacturers’ / sponsors’ presentations & discussion Bausch and Lomb
Jack Allen Contact Lenses
12.45 – 1.30pm LUNCH
1.30 – 3.30pm Scleral lens fitting principles Jen McMahon, Ken
How does the diameter affect the fitting dynamic?
Visual indications for scleral lenses
3.30 – 3.45pm TEA / COFFEE
3.45 – 5.15pm Practical session:
Scleral Lenses: putting in and removal
Elementary assessment Ken, Jen,
Nick, Vijay
Topography / OCT / Peter, Marcello,
Hanson Instruments
Eye Surface Profiler Isla Flux
Eaglet Eye bv
Friday 12th October
Scleral lens fitting, after-care and follow up
8.45 – 9.00am REGISTRATION
9.00 – 9.30am 16.50mm mini sclerals.
Lots of them, what’s the difference in the fitting principles? Jen, Ken
9.30 – 10.00am Scleral lens therapeutic applications
Management of ocular surface disorders Ken
10.00 – 11.00am Adjusting the parameters: Over complicating or refinement? Jen, Ken, Nick, Marcello
Pauline Bradford
11.00 – 11.30am COFFEE / TEA
11.30 – 12.00am The delegates slot …. Presentation of rapid fire case studies
12.15 – 12.30am What the papers say …. The latest scleral lens publications Sara Maio
12.15 – 12.45pm Managing problems and complications
Minimising mishaps and mistakes Ken, Jen
12.45 – 1.00pm Introduction to eye impression methods Ken
1.00 – 1.15pm Keratoconus / Contact lenses / Hydrops / Transplants:
Keeping on top of it all
The UK Keratoconus Self Help Group Gareth Ashman Mike Oliver
1.15 – 2.00pm LUNCH
Demonstration and practical
2.00 – 4.00pm Scleral lenses in action
Assessment of the fit of lenses Guests, Jen, Marcello, Nick
Sclerals from eye impressions Ken, Pauline
Instrumentation: OCT / topography Peter, Marcello,
Hanson Instruments
Application and removal of scleral lenses:
Teaching the skills Lesley Parsell,
Tracy Partridge
Final discussion and summary Ken, Jen, Nick, Gareth