• CommunicationProfessional ConductOcular Disease

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     Physiology & Pathology - Systemic

    Physiology & Pathology - Systemic is one of the modules forming 'Part 1 Assessment' in DOCET's series 'The Ageing Eye' and is designed as a companion piece to 'Physiology & Pathology - Ocular'.

    This programme aims to refresh and update optometrists' understanding of common age-related systemic diseases and their effects on the eye. Each type of systemic condition is considered in turn and includes a look at the ocular effects of medications regularly encountered with older patients. The programme features expert advice and guidance from a GP, an ophthalmologist and an optometrist.

    • References
      Hayreh SS, Podhajsky PA, Zimmerman MB; Retinal Artery Occlusion Associated Systemic and Ophthalmic Abnormalities. Ophthalmology. 2009 Jul 2.
      Lipid modification: cardiovascular risk assessment and the modification of blood lipids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (NICE clinical guideline 181)
      Unit 2 - Systemic hypertension (~5 mins)Unit 4 - Stroke (~3 mins)