The Reading Centre provides Grader training on basic anatomy and physiology of the eye, it is aimed at people from both medical and non-medical backgrounds. In addition, it provides information on the basics of clinical trial designs and standard procedures on coding and data entry.

The training is intended for those who are already involved in, or planning to be involved in, assessing and grading standard photographs of structures of the eye and consists of theoretical and hands-on training, thus every session incorporates the grading of ophthalmic photographs. It also emphasises the need for establishing normality and abnormality within a clinical trial in order to increase the validity and reproducibility of theresults. This is achieved by clinically appraising scientific papers.

At the end of the training period the graders are expected to be able to recognise normal and abnormal structures within the eye. Their speciality training enables them to grade according to the latest internationally accepted grading standards.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Course

We regularly run an induction course for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening. It is designed as an online based course with some face-to-face sessions at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

To book a course, please contact us, quoting the dates you would like to attend.

Upcoming Course Dates

  • Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd February 2011
  • Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th June 2011
  • Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th October 2011

The Programme

For the program of the course click here.

The Venue

Lecture Theatre, Clinical Tutorial Centre (CTC)
2nd floor, Moorfields Eye Hospital
162 City Road, London, EC1V 2PD

Any Questions

If you have any questions about the course, please email us.

Annual Updates

Once you have completed the course, you will be invited annually for the Moorfields Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Alumni Day, an update on DR Screening and External quality control grading set and other topics. The event takes place on the second Thursday of October every year.

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