Sound Optometry

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism

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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 15 - Vitreomacular disorders - Smoothing wrinkles and mending holes 

The episode starts with an interview featuring a patient that underwent multiple procedures after being diagnosed with epiretinal membrane and retinal tears. Michelle Hanratty then discusses the presentation and optometric management of vitreomacular disorders that may be encountered in everyday practice with Mr Kam Balaggan, consultant vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon. Further investigation of epiretinal membranes, vitreomacular traction and macula holes are explored along with key considerations for referral urgency.

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Last published: September 2022

    Unit 1 - Vitreomacular disorders audio track (~28 min)

    Learning outcomesUnit 2 - Required reading (~27 min)