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Live CET

CET Refs: C-53903 (non-interactive) and C-54610 (interactive - expired December 2017)

CET Points:One PointOne point for non-interactive

CET Type: non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am (non-interactive)


This series takes a close look at the effects of our modern lifestyle on the eye, focusing on smoking, UV light exposure, nutrition and driving. This course discusses the major impact of smoking upon eye health and interviews three experts in the field of cessation to show how optometrists can play an important role in helping people access cessation services in the UK.

Topics: GP, Cessation, Primary care, Allied health professionals, Pharmacist, Dry eye, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-53454

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

CommunicationProfessional ConductProfessional Conduct

This programme looks at the symptoms of flashes and floaters and provides guidance for optometrists on assessment and appropriate management of patients, including referral decisions.

Topics: Retinal detachment, Posterior vitreous detachment, Migraine, Schafer's sign, Tobacco dust, Dilation, Volk, Headset BIO, Referral, Slit lamp, Vitreous, Newly qualified.

Area of interest: MECS

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Video library

No CET Points

Communication  Standards of practice  

Communication skills are a vital part of your clinical practice. This course is a filmed workshop using skilled actors with an audience of real optometrists. It introduces different aspects of clinical communication and demonstrates how developing your knowledge and skills in communicating effectively with your patients will help you run a successful and safe optometric practice.

Topics: Advice, Verbal, Referral, Anxiety, Complaints, Questions, Language,  Recommendations, Psychology.

 

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Video library

No CET Points

CommunicationStandards of practice

It is essential that optometrists keep good clinical records, not only as part of good practice, but also because the GOC considers that failure to keep acceptable and adequate records constitutes impaired fitness to practice. This training resource aims to provide clear guidance for optometric practitioners in the art of good record keeping, and looks at what the serious implications can be when adequate records are not kept.

Topics: Record keeping, Referral, Legal, Retinal detachment, Flashes, Floaters, Fitness to practice, GOC, Communication.

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Video library

No CET Points

Assessment of visual functionCommunicationStandards of practice

Many optometrists are reluctant to examine children, particularly pre-school children. For many this is the result of imagined difficulty and possibly lack of confidence. For the optometrists contributing to this programme, examining a child patient is no more difficult than an adult; in fact in many cases they feel it is easier.  It can certainly be very rewarding.

Topics: Binocular vision, Refraction, Cycloplegic, Stereopsis, Charts, Retinoscopy, Amblyopia, Paediatric, Communication, Safeguarding.

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Free peer discussion cases

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct

This case discusses a diabetic patient whose vision is below the driving standard. The optometrist has spotted him driving several times and is unsure about what course of action she should take.

Topics: Diabetic, Standards, Legal, Confidentiality, DVLA, Referral, Anxiety, Record keeping, Ageing.

No
Free peer discussion cases

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct Ocular disease

David Jones, 62 years, retired. This case discusses the examination of a patient with recent onset of floaters, particularly focusing on the quality of the record card.

Topics: Flashes, Retinal detachment, Visual fields, Legal, Loss of vision, Tonometry, Fundus, Vitreous, Posterior vitreous detatchment PVD.

No
Free peer discussion cases

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct Assessment of visual function

Marian Short, 85 years, retired. This case discusses the examination of a patient with early dementia and cataracts possibly needing referring.

Topics: Ageing, Cataracts,  Referral,  Legal,  Confidentiality,  Consent, Communication,  vulnerable adults, Safeguarding, Record keeping, Visual assessment.

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Free peer discussion cases

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct Optical appliances

Rahul Navamani, male dentist, 41 years. This case discusses various lifestyle requirements. Rahul requires advice for his work and sport.

Topics: Dispensing, Occupational, Lifestyle, Sports, Lenses, Eye protection, Injuries, Record keeping, Frames, Vocational, UV.

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Free peer discussion cases

No CET Points

Communication Professional Conduct Optical disease

Daisy Bergman, retired, 74 years. This case discusses a case of sudden, painless, unilateral loss of vision, partially resolving after a couple of minutes.

Topics: Neurological, TIA, Ischaemic, Anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (AION), Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA), Record keeping, Acute, Ageing, Vascular, Referral.

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Audio – Clinical assessment

No CET Points

 Professional ConductOcular examinationOcular Disease 

This edition of Advances in Eyecare has interviews with experts discussing their fields of research applicable to optometric practice, including: electrophysiology, compact electrode ERG and OCT-angiography.

Topics: Electrophysiology, OCT angiography, Paediatric, Macular, Glaucoma, Vascular health.

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Video library

No CET Points

 Standards of PracticeOcular Disease

This series takes a close look at the effects of our modern lifestyle on the eye, focusing on smoking, UV light exposure, nutrition and driving. This course discusses the major impact of short wavelength and visible light upon the eye and surrounding tissues and considers the best approach to communicate this and to assess any impact.

Topics: Pingueculum, Pterygium, Phototoxicity, Macula, Filters, Sunglasses, Newly qualified.

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Video library

No CET Points

This series takes a close look at the effects of our modern lifestyle on the eye, focusing on smoking, UV light exposure, nutrition and driving. The aim of this course is to emphasise the link between poor nutrition and certain eye disorders and to establish how best to communicate accurate and relevant information.

Topics: Supplementation, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Record keeping, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Refs: C-53906 (non-interactive) and C-54609 (interactive - expired December 2017)

CET Points:One PointOne point for non-interactive 

CET Type: non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am (non-interactive)


This series takes a close look at the effects of our modern lifestyle on the eye, focusing on smoking, UV light exposure, nutrition and driving. This course discusses the current legal requirement for driving, important new research highlighting both the visual and cognitive influences upon driving ability, and then reviews the legal responsibility of the optometrist when standards are not achieved.

Topics: Vision standards, Patient confidentiality, Data protection, Contrast sensitivity, Cognitive, Reaction times, DVLA, Class 1, Class 2, Visual fields, Acuity, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-55544

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

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Accredited Level 2 e-learning, introducing optometrists to the key issues surrounding the abuse of vulnerable adults. The course explains how to recognise and deal with issues that might arise in optometric practice when working with vulnerable adults.                      

Topics: Safeguarding, Legal, Vulnerable, Social services, Abuse, Neglect, Record keeping, Physical, Psychological, Disability, Dementia, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Refs: 

  • C-55527 (Eyelid Disorders)

  • C-55528 (Conjunctival Disorders)

  • C-55529 (Various Anterior Eye Disorders)

CET Points: 3.pngOne point for each exercise

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeOptionsKnowledge

This comprehensive online resource presents various anterior eye disorders and takes practitioners through the presentation, examination, diagnosis and management of those external eye conditions. The course has been developed for both community optometrists and IP practitioners.

Topics: Referrals, Cornea, Conjunctiva, Eyelid, Sclera, Dry eye, Grading scales, Slit lamp, Pharmacy, GP, Red eye.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Refs: C-55088 (non-interactive) and C-55259 (interactive - expired June 2018)

CET Points:  One point for non-interactive

CET Type: non- interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am (non-interactive)

CommunicationProfessional Conduct

This is the first module of a new series on contact lenses covering the core skills required to examine patients to assess their suitability for contact lenses, to fit a range of RGP and soft lenses and to conduct successful patient aftercare. Expert presenters discuss and demonstrate the techniques and a series of videos provide 'on eye' images, that a practitioner would see on the slit lamp. This programme is particularly suitable for those new or returning to contact lens fitting.

Topics: Contact lenses, Slit lamp, RGP, Rigid gas permeable, Soft, Tear assessment, Dry eye, Record keeping, Grading scales, Keratometry.
No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-55546

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

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Accredited Level 2 e-learning, introducing optometrists to the key issues surrounding child abuse. The course explains how to recognise and deal with issues that might arise in optometric practice when working with children. 

Topics: Safeguarding, Legal, Vulnerable, Social services, Abuse, Neglect, Record keeping, Physical, Psychological, Disability, Dementia, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-54950

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

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This course provides optometrists with instructions on managing patients presenting with acute onset symptoms in two key areas:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • The painful red eye

It covers the presentation of each condition, what to look for during examination, differential diagnosis, referral steps, further clinical management and any red flag symptoms requiring immediate referral.

Topics: Ischaemic, Optic neuropathy, Retinal artery occlusion, Retinal vein occlusion, Haemorrhage, Ameurosis fugal, Posterior eye, Referral, Treatment, Acute, Anterior uveitis, Glaucoma, Keratitis, CLARE, Contact lenses, Scleritis, Trauma, Cellulitis, Referral, Anterior eye, Ocular disease.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-54952

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

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This course provides optometrists with instructions on managing patients presenting with acute onset symptoms in two key areas:

  • Neurological problems
  • Other problems eg papilloedema, giant cell arteritis, retinal detachments and blunt trauma

Acute Presentation guides optometrists through the presentation of each condition, what to look for during examination, differential diagnosis, referral steps, further clinical management and any red flag symptoms requiring immediate referral.

Topics: Papilloedema, Optic neuritis, Pupils, Visual fields, Palsy, Nerve, Diplopia, Acute, Treatment, Referral, Retinal detachment, Giant cell arteritis, Trauma, Ischaemic, TIA.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Newly qualified.

No
Audio – Clinical assessment

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No CET Points

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In this edition, we focus on advances in eye care technology, looking at recent innovations and how they help improve the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases.
 

Topics: Contact lenses, Keratitis, Disinfection, Care systems, Graphene, Compliance, Lens materials, Pathogens, Bacteria, Binocular vision, Eye movements, Tracking, Motility, Reading ability, Muscle balance, Objective assessment, Curtis Dobson, Polly Dulley, Philip Morgan, Bianca Price, David Thomson.

Area of interest: Independent Prescribing

No
Live CET

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CET Ref: C-56334

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

CommunicationProfessional Conduct

Binocular Vision provides a step by step practical guide to the various techniques required in practice to assess the binocular status of patients and then suggests the appropriate management for a broad range of anomalies. 

Topics: Children, Orthoptics, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Squint, Incommitent, Commitent, Exercises, Motility, Heterophoria, Stereopsis, Prisms, Newly qualified.

Area of interest: MECS

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-55935AEDomSmall.png

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

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Using expert advice and insights, this course guides optometrists through all aspects of carrying out domiciliary eye examinations, including useful facts and tips on planning and arranging visits, effective communication, legal requirements, necessary equipment and adapting clinical techniques to meet the needs of patients being examined in their own homes or care homes.

Topics: Legal, Care home, Dementia, Communication, Safeguarding, Vulnerable adults, Lighting, Disability, Record keeping, Visual assessment.

No
Live CET

AERefSmall.pngCET Ref: C-55936

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

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This programme looks at the various refractive correction options available for presbyopes. Through a mix of filmed patient scenarios and expert advice four areas are considered: spectacle frames and lenses, contact lenses, correction with intra-ocular lenses, and managing presbyopic patients following refractive laser surgery.

Topics: Ageing eye, Contact lenses, Spectacles, Dispensing, Refractive surgery, Intraocular lenses, Multifocal, Lenses, Tints, Presbyope, Frames.

No
Live CET

CharBonSmall.pngCET Ref: C-56289

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

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A comprehensive overview of Charles Bonnet syndrome, based on the latest research. Includes advice on identifying the condition, addressing the topic with patients, appropriate management steps and what can be done to help sufferers. 

Topics: AMD, Ageing eye, Low vision, Dementia, Hallucinations, Psychology, Vision loss, Dominic ffytche.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-56060                                                            

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CET Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

Ocular Examination

This programme looks at the application of three advanced clinical investigative techniques and shows how to undertake and interpret van Herick technique,  the use of slit lamp and indirect lenses for assessment of the fundus and how to measure intraocular pressure using a contact technique.

Topics: Tonometry, Slit lamp, Gonioscopy, Volk, BIO, van Herick, IOP, Anaesthetic, Dilation, Goldmann, Glaucoma.

Area of interest: MECS


No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-56813

CET Points: 1.png

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am


This edition of Advances in Eyecare includes interviews with top academics considering the best way to interpret the published literature and evidence base that may influence the way we practice optometry. It introduces the new TFOS DEWS II report into dry eye disease. 

Topics: Dry eye disease, Cochrane, TFOS DEWS II, Omega 3, Craig, Bias, Literature review, Barrett, RCT, Critical appraisal tools.

Area of interest: Independent Prescribing

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-56582

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018 - 9:00am - CET now closed to submissions for 2018. Submissions received before 9:00am 3 December 2018 will be processed for the 2018 cycle.

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeOptionsKnowledge

DOCET has created a comprehensive online resource to support optometrists and IP practitioners in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with chronic or non-sight threatening anterior eye conditions. 

This is the first of three interactive exercises on the anterior eye and focuses on blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Topics: Eyelid, Blepharitis, Hordeolum, Chalazion, MGD, Molluscum contagiosum, Ectropion, Entropion, Herpes, Grading Scales, Pharmacy, GP, Referrals.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-56382

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018 - 9:00am - CET now closed to submissions for 2018. Submissions received before 9:00am 3 December 2018 will be processed for the 2018 cycle.

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DOCET has created a comprehensive online resource to support optometrists and IP practitioners in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with chronic or non-sight threatening anterior eye conditions. 

This is the second of three interactive exercises on the anterior eye and focuses on infective conjunctivitis.

Topics: Referrals, Conjunctiva, Pinguecula, Pterygium, Grading scales, Slit lamp, Pharmacy, GP, Red eye.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-56583

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018 - 9:00am - CET now closed to submissions for 2018. Submissions received before 9:00am 3 December 2018 will be processed for the 2018 cycle.

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeOptionsKnowledge

DOCET has created a comprehensive online resource to support optometrists and IP practitioners in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with chronic or non-sight threatening anterior eye conditions. 

This is the third and final of three interactive exercises on the anterior eye and focuses on corneal abrasions and dry eye.

Topics: Referrals, Cornea, Dry eye, Episcleritis, Foreign bodies, Red eye, Grading scales, Slit lamp, Pharmacy, GP.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing, Newly qualified.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-56275

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

Communication ico8.pngAssessment of visual functionOcular Examination

In this programme experts look at how to adapt the routine eye check when examining elderly patients including communication, ocular examination and refraction. It provides guidance on techniques to use and how best to modify an examination to ensure that elderly patients get the highest level of care and their individual needs are addressed.

Topics: Communication, Ocular examination, Refraction, Binocular vision, Charts, Pupils, Visual fields, Legal, Visual assessment, Retinoscopy, Ophthalmoscopy, LogMAR, Contrast sensitivity.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-56711

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018 - 9:00am - CET now closed to submissions for 2018. Submissions received before 9:00am 3 December 2018 will be processed for the 2018 cycle.

Communication ico8.pngAssessment of visual functionOcular Examination

In this programme experts look at how to adapt the routine eye check when examining elderly patients including communication, ocular examination and refraction. It provides guidance on techniques to use and how best to modify an examination to ensure that elderly patients get the highest level of care and their individual needs are addressed.

Topics: Communication, Ocular examination, Refraction, Binocular vision, Charts, Pupils, Visual fields, Legal, Visual assessment, Retinoscopy, Ophthalmoscopy, LogMAR, Contrast sensitivity.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points


This audio programme discusses the very latest in retinal screening techniques and focuses on techniques helping in the early detection of glaucoma, vascular changes, and neuronal degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

Topics: Glaucoma, DARC, Alzheimer's Disease, Sight loss, Retina.

Area of interest: Independent Prescribing

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-58267

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

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The last module in the ageing eye series discusses low vision assessment for elderly patients. Part one of the module reviews the assessment of the visually impaired patient, offers essential information on magnification and vision assessment techniques, and reviews currently available low vision aids.

Topics: Visual assessment, Ocular examination, Charts, Optics, Visual impairment, Specialist charts, LogMAR, Magnification, Low vision aids, Acuity reserve.

No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-58269

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018 - 9:00am - CET now closed to submissions for 2018. Submissions received before 9:00am 3 December 2018 will be processed for the 2018 cycle.

 ico8.pngAssessment of visual functionOcular Examination

The last module in the ageing eye series discusses low vision assessment for elderly patients. Part two of the module reviews four patient cases. For each patient you will see an expert panel discussion and a management plan for reference.

Topics: Communication, Mental health, Field loss, Depression, Electronic aids, Management plans, Inter-professional, Mobility.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points

Epiretinal membrane is a thin layer of tissue which can grow over the surface of the retina and cause vision problems. Stephen Charles is a vitreoretinal surgeon at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, and talks to Ian Wallwork about the condition and its treatment.

Topics: Retina, Referral, Vitreoretinal, Micropsia, Visual loss, Visual impairment, Macropsia, Distortion, ERM, Amsler, OCT, Victrectomy.


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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points

Tamoxifen had resurfaced in 2013 in the media because of NICE guidelines which approve the drug for prescription not only to patients with a diagnosis, but also to those at high risk of developing breast cancer. Polly Dulley and Philip Morgan discuss the clinical impact that the NICE guidelines may have on optometrists.

Topics: Drugs, Breast cancer, OAR, NICE, Ocular adverse reactions, Corneal deposits, Dry eye, Retinal crystals, Macular.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points

The initial results of Age‐Related Eye Disease Study 2, or AREDS 2, were announced in May 2013. In this interview Hugh Breakspear speaks to John Lawrenson, Professor of Clinical Optometry at City University, about AREDS 2 and discusses the implications of the reported findings for optometrists and patients.

Topics: AMD, Supplements, Vitamins, Diet, Minerals, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Omega-3, Macular degeneration.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points

Lucentis, previously used to treat Wet AMD, has recently been licensed by NICE for the treatment of diabetic maculopathy – a complication of diabetes that affects the macular. Clare Bailey talks to Fiona Grey about diabetic maculopathy and the prospects for its treatment with this new indication.

Topics: Diabetes, Macular, Anti-VEGF, Ranibizumab, Oedema, Retinopathy, Ischaemia, Laser, Haemorrhage, Visual loss.

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Audio – Clinical assessment

No CET Points

The UK National Screening Committee (NSC) policy recommends that all children aged four to five should have their vision checked in an orthoptic-led service. With the rise of vision screening software in the UK, Shail Patel talks to Professor David Thompson about products that may be of use in screening children. 

Topics: Orthoptist, Paediatrics, Software, Computer, logMAR, Refractive error, Spectacles, Children.

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