Assessment of Visual FunctionBinocular VisionOcular DiseaseSound Optometry

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Welcome to DOCET’s new podcast Sound Optometry, hosted by Michelle Hanratty, an IP optometrist with 20 years’ experience on the high street and in hospital. Each month, with case studies and in-depth conversations, we will be exploring topics that matter the most to you as optometrists and are relevant for everyday practice.

Episode 4 - Binocular Vision

In this episode, we hear about a clinical scenario where a sixth nerve palsy was detected in an urgent remote consultation with an elderly patient. Michelle Hanratty then explores the methods that optometrists have at their disposal to detect and manage binocular vision problems with Janice McCrudden, a hospital optometrist from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. This episode will equip you in practice with the essential knowledge to meet the challenge of examining young children and detecting those at risk of developing a binocular vision anomaly.

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Last published: June 2021

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    • 6.1.14 Assesses symptoms and signs of neurological significance in an adult.

    • 7.1.3 Assesses children’s visual function using appropriate techniques that are available in a primary care setting.

    • 8.1.1 Assesses binocular status using objective and subjective means, adapting techniques for different settings and patient co-operation.

    • 8.1.5 Manages children at risk of developing an anomaly of binocular vision and understands the hospital methods used to manage those that that require treatment beyond the correction of refractive error.

    • 8.1.7 Manages patients presenting with a sudden onset, sixth nerve related incommitant deviation.
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