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A glaucoma case as a student

A glaucoma case as a student | Ida Sperling Thomsen

Ida Sperling Thomsen

When Ida was still an optometry student and worked at a store in Haderslev – a small town in Denmark – she encountered a severe glaucoma case when she did a regular healthcare check with a patient. Not a typical case for a student, but she acted with the guidance of her optometry colleagues and saved her patient’s life.

In this short video, Ida shares this glaucoma case and tells her story, about which tests she did and the referral to the ophthalmologist, but also about her feelings and fears throughout the process. She also advises about similar situations in which you might be unsure about how to act.