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Upcoming Events

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On-Going: Beginner EDC Classroom at SightLife Authorized Learning Center

Intensive eye donation counselling training for new Eye Donation Counsellors. Sessions scheduled by request. Complete the form at the top of this page or contact us at classroom@sightlife.org to inquire.

 
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On-Going: Beginner ERT Classroom at SightLife Authorized Learning Center

Intensive eye recovery training for new Eye Recovery Technicians. Sessions scheduled by request. Complete the form at the top of this page or contact us at classroom@sightlife.org to inquire.

 

Past Events & Recordings

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January 2018: 'Do You See What I See?' Advanced Tissue Evaluation Webinar, Tissue Evaluation Overview

 *This event has passed.  Click here to view the recording and download the resources on SightLife Online.*

Watch this recording of the interactive, live slit lamping tissue evaluation with guidance and coaching on evaluating corneas accurately and identifing pathologies that make corneal tissue unsuitable for transplant.

The live tissue evaluation was performed on corneas stored in vials in both MK media and cornisol and utilized a variety of light techniques including narrow-slit, retroillumination, and specular reflection.

Click here to view the recording and download resource.

 
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April 2018: 'Do You See What I See?' Advanced Tissue Evaluation Webinar, Epithelial Findings

*This event has passed.  Click here to view the recording and download the resources on SightLife Online.*

Watch these recordings of the interactive, live slit lamp tissue evaluation with guidance and coaching on evaluating corneas accurately and identifing pathologies that make corneal tissue unsuitable for transplant.

  1. Quick Tissue Evaluation Demonstration: covering all light techniques, purpose, and specific findings
  2. Epithelial Findings:
    1. Sloughing: Identifying, grading, and documenting sloughing.  Also discussion on the effect of sloughing on edema in a donor cornea vs. edema caused by endothelial failure in a live patient's cornea
    2. Pterygium
    3. Band Keratopathy
  3. Downloadable Resource: Guidance on Common Epithelial Findings

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June 2018: Recruiting and Hiring for Eye Bank Roles

*This event has passed.  Click here to view the recording and download the resources on SightLife Online.*

Watch this webinar with interactive activities and coaching on:

  • Finding the best recruiting sources for eye bank role
  • Listening to candidates' interview responses to find the ideal new staff member.

Bonus! Downloadable resource: Competency-Based Interview Questions for Eye Banking Roles

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July 2018: 'Do You See What I See?' Advanced Tissue Evaluation Webinar: Grading the Cornea, Part II - Endothelium

*This event has passed.  Click here to view the recording and download the resources on SightLife Online.*

Watch these recordings of the interactive, live slit lamping tissue evaluation with guidance and coaching on evaluating corneas accurately and identifing pathologies that make corneal tissue unsuitable for transplant.

Content:

  1. Endothelial Folds

    Learn about the effect of epithelial sloughing on endothelial folds
    Practice grading severity of folds and recommending suitability
    Discuss what to do when severe folds prevent an endothelial evaluation
    Determine whether a finding is a stressline or a fold

  2. Cell Dropout

    Discuss the effect of transplanting corneas with high cell dropout
    Practice grading and recommending suitability of cell dropout

  3. Downloadable Resource: Guidance on Endothelial Physical Findings

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July 2018: 7 Strategies to Retain Your Eye Bank Staff

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It can be tough to keep great talent on eye banking teams.

This webinar recording features interactive guidance and coaching on seven strategies to retain your staff, including several tools customized for Eye Bank Managers. You will hear experiences from two managers about how they have kept their teams engaged and committed to the eye bank mission.

Bonus! Downloadable resources: Sample Eye Bank Job Descriptions (EBM, EDC/ERT, LT) and the Professional Development Plan (PDP) Template

Click here to view the recording and download resources.

 

 

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