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    In this edition of Advances in Eyecare we hear from three experts about developments in neurological and retinal health assessment and management. The speakers also discuss their research relating to optometric practice.

    Prof Francesca Cordeiro discusses the use of fluorescent dye markers in early detection of glaucoma and the detection of apoptosing retinal cells or DARC technique.

    Dr Rebekka Heitmar offers an insight into the developments in retinal vascular assessment that are useful in monitoring vascular diseases via retinal analysis.

    Dr Doina Gherghel looks at the influence of Alzheimer's disease upon eye health and appropriate management options.

    Last published: May 2018

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      • 1.1.2 Understand the latest techniques for the detection of neurological and vascular changes that may be indicative of underlying conditions such as retinal ganglion cell apoptosis in glaucoma and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and understand their likely influence upon earlier intervention in treatment.
      • 2.5.3 Understand the latest techniques in the assessment of early glaucoma and neurodegenerative disease so to be better able to inform patients and adapt practice as they impact in future.
      • 3.1.3 Understand the latest techniques in imaging the retina and its vasculature and understand their likely future impact upon general optometric practice.
      • 6.1.8 Understand the technique of DARC in early detection of glaucoma and its likely impact on future practice.
      • 6.1.14 Understand the ocular implications of Alzheimer's disease and how best to manage them.
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        Unit 1 - Detection of apoptosing retinal cells (DARC) (~17 mins)

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        Unit 2 – Developments in retinal screening (~ 19 mins)

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        Unit 3 – Eyecare in Alzheimer’s management (~17 mins)

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