Clinical Advisory Group2019-02-11T09:52:03+01:00

These pages provide clinical advice for the public and members on a range of orthoptic core, advanced and extended roles

Falls

The Falls CAG promotes the importance of vision in preventing falls and supports orthoptists to develop their roles in falls multi-disciplinary teams

Glaucoma

The Glaucoma CAG promotes the extended role of an Orthoptist in areas of glaucoma, providing education and training opportunities, sharing best practice and making recommendations for service models

Medical Retina

The Retinal Disease CAG promotes the extended role of an orthoptist in areas such as diabetes, AMD and imaging, sharing best practice, providing training opportunities and providing a communication network for those with an interest in these areas

Neuro – Orthoptics and Ophthalmology

The Neuro-Orthoptics/Ophthalmology CAG promotes the specialist and extended role of orthoptists in Neuro-Ophthalmology and supports them to develop their role in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with specific neuro-ophthalmic conditions as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team

Special Educational Needs

The SEN CAG promotes the importance of the assessment and treatment of visual problems in children and adults with special educational needs and support the development of orthoptists working in this area

Stroke and Neuro Rehab

The aim of the CAG is to promote dedicated Orthoptic services for individuals who have had a stroke or neurological deficit. Our target is to promote specialised assessment, treatment and research for this complex group and for Orthoptists to have a role as part of the multi-disciplinary team in improving a patient’s rehabilitation journey

Vision Screening

The Vision Screening CAG provides oversight and direction to members with the aim of improving population based vision screening and enhancing vision outcomes

Visual Processing Difficulties

Promotes the role of Orthoptists working with children who are struggling to access the school curriculum because of treatable visual processing difficulties

Low Vision

The Low Vision CAG promotes the continuing development of low vision practice in order to provide the highest levels of service and equality of care throughout the UK and Ireland

Paediatric Ophthalmology

New Clinical Advisory Group – information coming soon