Sound Optometry

Domains: Clinical Practice, Professionalism, Specialty CPD (IP)

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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 23: Eyelid Lesions - Look for the sign: Malignant or benign?

The podcast starts with a patient case study, where we hear about the initial innocuous presentation of a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) through to excision and reconstructive surgery over a two-year period.

Michelle Hanratty then discusses the presentation, differential diagnosis and management of BCC with Mr Raman Malhotra, consultant ophthalmic surgeon and expert in oculoplastics. 

They follow up with the differentiation between BCC and other malignancies of the eyelid before moving the conversation on to cover the typical characteristics and management of the most common benign eyelid lesions encountered in practice.

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Last published: September 2023

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    s.10 Work collaboratively with colleagues in the interests of patients

    • Communicate effectively with other health care professionals about a patient’s eyelid lesion, explaining any observations made over time and seeking advice when unsure. 

    Clinical practice

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

    • Able to instigate an appropriate management plan for a patient presenting with an eyelid lesion.

    s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date

    • Know the red flags that indicate referral of a suspicious eyelid lesion.
    • Know the signs and symptoms of common eyelid lesions.
    • Know the differential diagnoses for common eyelid lesions.

    Specialty CPD - AS/SP/IP optometrist

    • Understand the therapeutic and non-therapeutic management of chalazion and hordeolum. 
    • Know the limitations of one’s own experience and know when the referral of a patient with an eyelid lesion is indicated.

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