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CET Ref: C-61248

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am 

Standards of PracticeStandards of PracticeOcular Disease

The first of three programmes on examining patients with learning disabilities, which looks at the terminology around learning disabilities and provides information on different types, such as cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and the autism spectrum. The programme discusses causes, prevalence and how patients and their vision can be affected.

Topics: Learning disabilities, Genetics,  Down’s syndrome, Autism, Cerebral palsy, Asperger syndrome, Communication, Visual impairment, Williams syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Chromosome, Congenital, Amblyopia, Refractive error, Strabismus, Accommodation, Cataracts, Binocular vision.

CET Ref: C-60569

CET Points:

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018 - 9:00am - CET now closed to submissions for 2018. Submissions received before 9:00am 3 December 2018 will be processed for the 2018 cycle.

 

Following on from our previous referrals special, this programme aims to show how pathways are developing at both national and local level and includes interviews with key players in developing new approaches to primary care management of eye disease.

Topics: Referral, NICE, Cataracts, AMD, Glaucoma, Local protocol, Emergency, Urgent, Fast-track, Record keeping, Secondary care, Refinement, Filtering, Ocular hypertension, NHS contracted services.

Area of interest: MECS

CET Ref: C-61316

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am


Following on from our previous referrals special, this programme aims to show how pathways are developing at both national and local level and includes interviews with key players in developing new approaches to primary care management of eye disease.

Topics: Referral, NICE, Cataracts, AMD, Glaucoma, Local protocol, Emergency, Urgent, Fast-track, Record keeping, Secondary care, Refinement, Filtering, Ocular hypertension, NHS contracted services.

Area of interest: MECS

CET Ref: C-60570

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual function

The first of four programmes, discussing embryology and the developing eye, this film looks at genetics and inheritance of a range of eye diseases.

Topics: Genetics, Congenital, Embryology, Inheritance, DNA, RNA, Ribosome, Dominant, Recessive, X-linked, Multifactorial, Mitochondrial DNA, Colour vision defect, Myopia, Glaucoma, Mutation, Retinoblastoma.

CET Ref: C-60571

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual function

The second of four programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this film looks at the first three months of gestation and how external and internal influence may trigger eye diseases.

Topics: Embryo, Meiosis, Mitosis, Neural tube, Coloboma, Epithelium, Cell differentiation, Crystalline lens, Congenital cataract, Y-shaped suture, Choroid, Sclera, Iris, Ciliary body, Congenital Rubella syndrome, Hyaloid artery, Epigenetic errors, Zika virus, Toxoplasmosis.

CET Ref: C-60572

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual function

The third of four programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this film looks at the second three months of gestation and how external and internal influence may trigger eye diseases, including infective agents (Zika virus, Toxoplasma), alcohol, smoking and drugs.

Topics: Retinal detachment, Anterior chamber, Trabecular meshwork, Congenital glaucoma, Extraocular muscles, Oculomotor disorders, Cranial nerves, Duane’s retraction syndrome, Fibrosis, Ophthalmoplegia, Teratogens, Foetal alcohol syndrome, Telecanthus, Smoking, Gestational diabetes, Macrosomia, Spina bifida, Vitamin A deficiency.

CET Ref: C-60574

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual function

The last of four programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this film looks at the final three months of gestation, the birth process and the early period post-partum and how external and internal influence may trigger eye diseases.

Topics: Retinopathy of prematurity, IGF1, Forceps delivery, 6th nerve palsy, Horner’s syndrome, Birth asphyxia, Hydrocephalus, Risk factors, Down syndrome, Trisomy 21, Keratoconus, Red reflex test, Leukocoria, Pupil reflex test, Visual development milestones, Stereopsis, Binocularity, Emmetropisation, UV damage.

CET Ref: C-54950

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

This course provides optometrists with instructions on managing patients presenting with acute onset symptoms in two key areas:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • The painful red eye

It covers the presentation of each condition, what to look for during examination, differential diagnosis, referral steps, further clinical management and any red flag symptoms requiring immediate referral.

Topics: Ischaemic, Optic neuropathy, Retinal artery occlusion, Retinal vein occlusion, Haemorrhage, Ameurosis fugal, Posterior eye, Referral, Treatment, Acute, Anterior uveitis, Glaucoma, Keratitis, CLARE, Contact lenses, Scleritis, Trauma, Cellulitis, Referral, Anterior eye, Ocular disease.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Newly qualified.

CET Ref: C-54952

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

This course provides optometrists with instructions on managing patients presenting with acute onset symptoms in two key areas:

  • Neurological problems
  • Other problems eg papilloedema, giant cell arteritis, retinal detachments and blunt trauma

Acute Presentation guides optometrists through the presentation of each condition, what to look for during examination, differential diagnosis, referral steps, further clinical management and any red flag symptoms requiring immediate referral.

Topics: Papilloedema, Optic neuritis, Pupils, Visual fields, Palsy, Nerve, Diplopia, Acute, Treatment, Referral, Retinal detachment, Giant cell arteritis, Trauma, Ischaemic, TIA.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Newly qualified.

CET Ref: C-59693

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am


This audio programme discusses the very latest theory for glaucoma and its progression, describes a new way of assessing a patient's stereo vision, and explains our current understanding of human 3D vision and how it may be impacted upon by 3D and virtual reality displays.

Topics: Glaucoma, Binocular vision, 3D, Virtual reality, Stereopsis, Stereoacuity, Paediatric, Screening, Ganglion cells. 

Area of interest: Independent Prescribing

CET Ref: C-56813

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am


This edition of Advances in Eyecare includes interviews with top academics considering the best way to interpret the published literature and evidence base that may influence the way we practice optometry. It introduces the new TFOS DEWS II report into dry eye disease. 

Topics: Dry eye disease, Cochrane, TFOS DEWS II, Omega 3, Craig, Bias, Literature review, Barrett, RCT, Critical appraisal tools.

Area of interest: Independent Prescribing

CET Ref: C-56711

CET Points:

CET Type: 

Closing Date: 3 December 2018 - 9:00am - CET now closed to submissions for 2018. Submissions received before 9:00am 3 December 2018 will be processed for the 2018 cycle.

Communication Assessment of visual functionOcular Examination

In this programme experts look at how to adapt the routine eye check when examining elderly patients including communication, ocular examination and refraction. It provides guidance on techniques to use and how best to modify an examination to ensure that elderly patients get the highest level of care and their individual needs are addressed.

Topics: Communication, Ocular examination, Refraction, Binocular vision, Charts, Pupils, Visual fields, Legal, Visual assessment, Retinoscopy, Ophthalmoscopy, LogMAR, Contrast sensitivity.

CET Ref: C-56275

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

Communication Assessment of visual functionOcular Examination

In this programme experts look at how to adapt the routine eye check when examining elderly patients including communication, ocular examination and refraction. It provides guidance on techniques to use and how best to modify an examination to ensure that elderly patients get the highest level of care and their individual needs are addressed.

Topics: Communication, Ocular examination, Refraction, Binocular vision, Charts, Pupils, Visual fields, Legal, Visual assessment, Retinoscopy, Ophthalmoscopy, LogMAR, Contrast sensitivity.

CET Ref: C-55935

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

Communication Assessment of visual function

Using expert advice and insights, this course guides optometrists through all aspects of carrying out domiciliary eye examinations, including useful facts and tips on planning and arranging visits, effective communication, legal requirements, necessary equipment and adapting clinical techniques to meet the needs of patients being examined in their own homes or care homes.

Topics: Legal, Care home, Dementia, Communication, Safeguarding, Vulnerable adults, Lighting, Disability, Record keeping, Visual assessment.

CET Ref: C-56289

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

Communication Professional Conduct

A comprehensive overview of Charles Bonnet syndrome, based on the latest research. Includes advice on identifying the condition, addressing the topic with patients, appropriate management steps and what can be done to help sufferers. 

Topics: AMD, Ageing eye, Low vision, Dementia, Hallucinations, Psychology, Vision loss, Dominic ffytche.

CET Ref: C-55936

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

CommunicationAssessment of visual function

This programme looks at the various refractive correction options available for presbyopes. Through a mix of filmed patient scenarios and expert advice four areas are considered: spectacle frames and lenses, contact lenses, correction with intra-ocular lenses, and managing presbyopic patients following refractive laser surgery.

Topics: Ageing eye, Contact lenses, Spectacles, Dispensing, Refractive surgery, Intraocular lenses, Multifocal, Lenses, Tints, Presbyope, Frames.

CET Ref: C-58267

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual functionOcular Examination

The last module in the ageing eye series discusses low vision assessment for elderly patients. Part one of the module reviews the assessment of the visually impaired patient, offers essential information on magnification and vision assessment techniques, and reviews currently available low vision aids.

Topics: Visual assessment, Ocular examination, Charts, Optics, Visual impairment, Specialist charts, LogMAR, Magnification, Low vision aids, Acuity reserve.

CET Ref: C-58269

CET Points:

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018 - 9:00am - CET now closed to submissions for 2018. Submissions received before 9:00am 3 December 2018 will be processed for the 2018 cycle.

 Assessment of visual functionOcular Examination

The last module in the ageing eye series discusses low vision assessment for elderly patients. Part two of the module reviews four patient cases. For each patient you will see an expert panel discussion and a management plan for reference.

Topics: Communication, Mental health, Field loss, Depression, Electronic aids, Management plans, Inter-professional, Mobility.

CET Refs: 

  • C-55527 (Eyelid Disorders)

  • C-55528 (Conjunctival Disorders)

  • C-55529 (Various Anterior Eye Disorders)

CET Points: One point for each exercise

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeOptionsKnowledge

This comprehensive online resource presents various anterior eye disorders and takes practitioners through the presentation, examination, diagnosis and management of those external eye conditions. The course has been developed for both community optometrists and IP practitioners.

Topics: Referrals, Cornea, Conjunctiva, Eyelid, Sclera, Dry eye, Grading scales, Slit lamp, Pharmacy, GP, Red eye.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing, Newly qualified.

CET Ref: C-56583

CET Points:  

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018 - 9:00am - CET now closed to submissions for 2018. Submissions received before 9:00am 3 December 2018 will be processed for the 2018 cycle.

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeOptionsKnowledge

DOCET has created a comprehensive online resource to support optometrists and IP practitioners in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with chronic or non-sight threatening anterior eye conditions. 

This is the third and final of three interactive exercises on the anterior eye and focuses on corneal abrasions and dry eye.

Topics: Referrals, Cornea, Dry eye, Episcleritis, Foreign bodies, Red eye, Grading scales, Slit lamp, Pharmacy, GP.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing, Newly qualified.

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