Sound Optometry

Domains: Clinical Practice, Communication

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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 21: Uveitis - Detecting the rare and managing the obvious

The podcast starts with an interview with Alison, a patient that suffered from punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC), a less common form of uveitis. We hear about the challenges she faced in the years before she was correctly diagnosed and received treatment under the care of Professor Alistair Denniston.

Michelle Hanratty then discusses the presentation and optometric management of both posterior and anterior uveitis with Professor Denniston and his colleague Dr Balini Balasubramaniam from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The episode concludes with a summary of the signs optometrists need to look out for when examining a patient with unusual visual symptoms as well as those relating to more typical anterior uveitis.

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Last published: June 2023

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    s.1 Listen to patients and ensure they are at the heart of decisions made about their care 

    • Understand the concerns and anxieties of patients presenting with uveitis, be able to take a careful history and symptoms and be able to explain the condition and support available effectively.

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    s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date

    • Able to keep your knowledge of potential treatments and complications of uveitis up to date and to be able to monitor patients that may be at risk of developing complications. 

    s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals

    • Able to conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals of a patient with suspected uveitis.

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