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Cosmetic/Scleral Shell Design and Manufacture (the PMMA technique)

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Thursday and Friday 09:30 - 16:30, two days

Indicative maximum class size: 6

£1,500 + VAT. An invoice can be sent to your organisation upon request.

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Course Dates

19th July 2018 – 20th July 2018

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Course Description

This course will demonstrate the techniques involved in producing a hand-painted and flush-fitted shell over a blind eye.

It'll begin with an examination of a damaged eye and determining its suitability for a prosthesis, and an understanding of local topical anaesthetics. You'll then move on to impression-taking, model-making and vacuum-forming, and then trimming and polishing the PMMA shell.

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.

The course is also very useful for dental/maxillo-facial technicians, optometric practitioners, ophthalmic nurses and ophthalmic doctors.

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.

Note: To attend this course you must have complete the three day Bespoke Ocular Prosthetics Design and Manufacture 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.

John 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.

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Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813