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Welcome to DOCET’s 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 5 - Acute Red Eye

In this episode we hear from optometrist Robert Longhurst, who encountered an increased incidence of viral conjunctivitis-related red eye during the national lockdown of spring 2020 whilst working in an acute eye service. Michelle Hanratty then explores the investigation and management of acute red eye with Consultant Ophthalmologist David Lockington.

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Last published: June 2021

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    Optometrist Learning Objectives

    • 1.1.2 To be able to elicit the detail and relevance of any significant symptoms relating to acute red eye.

    • 6.1.2 To be able to interpret and investigate the presenting symptoms of a patient with acute red eye.

    Therapeutic Learning Objectives

    • 1.1.1 Understands acute red eye, the natural progress and how to assess severity.

    • 2.1.1 Takes an appropriate medical history pertinent to acute red eye which includes prescribed and non-prescribed medicines, intolerances and known allergies.

    • 2.1.6 Considers all treatment options for acute red eye including no treatment, non-pharmacological interventions, and medicines usage.
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