No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct Optical appliances

Rahul Navamani, male dentist, 41 years. This case discusses various lifestyle requirements. Rahul requires advice for his work and sport.

Topics: Dispensing, Occupational, Lifestyle, Sports, Lenses, Eye protection, Injuries, Record keeping, Frames, Vocational, UV.

Domiciliary Visit

Self enrolment

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct 

Summary: in this case, delegates are asked to watch a short video of a domiciliary visit to an elderly patient who has dementia.

Topics: Dementia, Refraction, Legal, Safeguarding, Vulnerable, Communication, Equipment, Visual assessment, Consent, Confidentiality, Lighting, Dispensing.

Driving

Self enrolment

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct

This case discusses a diabetic patient whose vision is below the driving standard. The optometrist has spotted him driving several times and is unsure about what course of action she should take.

Topics: Diabetic, Standards, Legal, Confidentiality, DVLA, Referral, Anxiety, Record keeping, Ageing.

Early Dementia

Self enrolment

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct Assessment of visual function

Marian Short, 85 years, retired. This case discusses the examination of a patient with early dementia and cataracts possibly needing referring.

Topics: Ageing, Cataracts,  Referral,  Legal,  Confidentiality,  Consent, Communication,  vulnerable adults, Safeguarding, Record keeping, Visual assessment.

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct 

This case discusses the actions of an optometrist who examines an elderly patient with early dementia.

Topics: Dementia, Refraction, Legal, Safeguarding, Vulnerable adults, Communication, Confidentiality, Visual assessment, Consent, Ageing, Referral.

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct

Summary: these cases use short film clips and a patient record to look at different patients with specific symptoms that need to be interpreted.

Topics: Peer discussion, Peer review, Flashes and floaters, Record keeping, Emergency, Referrals, Dilation, Retinal detachment.

No CET Points

Communication Professional ConductCommunication

This case discusses a case of anisocoria with sluggish pupil responses in a patient who reports reduced near vision in past few months. The aim is to review the case and decide on possible causes of the pupil abnormality and discuss whether the optometrist took an appropriate course of action.

Topics: Anisocoria, Holmes-Aidie, Pupil reactions, Neurological, Mydriasis, Accomodation, Referral, Visual assessment, Pupil assessment, Record keeping

 

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct Ocular disease

David Jones, 62 years, retired. This case discusses the examination of a patient with recent onset of floaters, particularly focusing on the quality of the record card.

Topics: Flashes, Retinal detachment, Visual fields, Legal, Loss of vision, Tonometry, Fundus, Vitreous, Posterior vitreous detatchment PVD.

Sudden Loss of Vision

Self enrolment

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct Optical disease

Daisy Bergman, retired, 74 years. This case discusses a case of sudden, painless, unilateral loss of vision, partially resolving after a couple of minutes.

Topics: Neurological, TIA, Ischaemic, Anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (AION), Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA), Record keeping, Acute, Ageing, Vascular, Referral.

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct

This case discusses a case of an acute, painless, unilateral visual disturbance in an amblyopic patient. The aim is to make a diagnosis and decide on the appropriate course of action.

Topics: Vision loss, Acute, Referral, Systemic disease, Communication, Record keeping 

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct

Summary: in this case participants are asked to listen to a telephone conversation between a patient, who has just collected his new glasses, and an optical advisor. Participants will then discuss how they feel the call was handled, the implications for professional staff in the practice and possible causes of the change in vision.

Topics: Peer discussion, Peer review, Vision loss, Legal, Record keeping, Emergency, Referrals