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Bespoke Ocular Prosthetics Design and Manufacture (the PMMA technique)

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model for ocular training

Monday to Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30, three days

Indicative maximum class size: 6

£2,250 + VAT. An invoice can be sent to your organisation upon request.

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16th July 2018 – 18th July 2018

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Course Description

This practical course will begin by focussing on the design and fit of the prosthetic to an empty socket. A detailed demonstration of impression taking, model making, wax pouring and sculpture will be provided, followed by how to fit the pattern to the socket and how to undertake wax carving and iris positioning.

You'll then complete these stages yourself on a head model, under supervision. You'll take impressions and use wax to sculpt the prosthesis, and then continue by hand-painting the iris and applying sclera tinting and vessels.

This course is aimed at those who are in the early stages of their career in ocular prosthetics as well as experienced practitioners who are looking to learn up-to-date methodology. It's also very useful for dental/maxillo-facial technicians, optometric practitioners, ophthalmic nurses and ophthalmic doctors.

You'll leave the course with a basic knowledge of fitting the prosthesis and how to recreate and practice this experience in your own place of work.

This is the only course in the UK that both demonstrates these unique skills and encourages practical involvement.

A CPD certificate will be available from this course.

Tutor profile: John Pacey-Lowrie has over thirty years’ experience in the field of ocularistry, having trained at the world-famous Moorfields Eye hospital in London.

He has a very close research and development association with Nottingham Trent University, and is currently working on the recently patent registered ‘Reflex System’ (a light reactive pupil prosthesis).

John runs a very busy practise both in Nottingham, England and the Jersey General hospital, Channel Islands, seeing and treating patients from all over the world.

You can read more about his work here, and watch his video on YouTube.

"Excellent course. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it." YC

"A well run, friendly course. I'll be taking away a lot of new information to help in continuing my professional practice." PM

“Having a patient to work with and watch the processes as they would in a clinic was very useful. I really enjoyed the course, and John is a wealth of information and advice.” SB

“Amazing experience. I recommend it. The impressive skills of John and his patience made the course very enjoyable.” KE

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Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813