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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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Migraine is a condition which affects 12-15% of the UK adult population. Attacks can be debilitating, and can affect or be triggered by vision. For this reason, migraine patients sometimes consult optometrists. Anita Shah talks to Professor Bruce Evans about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of the condition. 

Topics: Headaches, Flashes, Visual aura, Retinal, Visual loss, Photophobia, Neurological, Triggers, Colourimeter, Tinted lenses.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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Adam Wannell talks to Michael Johnson about papilloedema. Many patients with papilloedema first present to their optometrist, and, although relatively rare, optometrists working in the community have a very important role in the early identification and correct management of this condition.

Topics: Optic nerve, Disc margin, Swollen, Intracranial pressure, Referral, Emergency, Tumour, Trauma, Haemorrhages, Headache, Nausea, Neurological.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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In the UK, about 4-500 children every year are diagnosed with brain tumours. In this interview, David Cartwright, talks to Professor David Walker, a Paediatric Oncologist at the University of Nottingham, and Clinical Lead of the HeadSmart campaign about the role optometrists can play in identifying these children.

Topics: Headsmart, Cancer, Referral, Intracranial pressure, Headaches, Vomiting, Amblyopia, Squint, Nystagmus, Eye movements.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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Polly Dulley talks to Gus Gazzard, a consultant specializing in glaucoma and cataracts at Moorfields, about normal tension glaucoma. This item is split into two parts: the first part focuses on how the disease differs from other forms of glaucoma, the second part is about treatment options.

Topics: Blind, Visual impairment, IOP, Intraocular pressure, Optic nerve, Neuropathy, Low tension, Treatment, NTG, Disc, Vascular.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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One in five adults habitually smoke - representing a significant part of any optometrist’s patient pool. Susan Cowling talks to Steven Meynell about the range of eye conditions caused and exacerbated by smoking, and how optometrists can deal with the issues raised.

Topics: Lifestyle, Disease, Dry eye, AMD, Macular degeneration, Thyroid, Cataract, Nicotine, Meibomian, Lacrimal.

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Audio – Clinical assessment

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The pre-ocular tear film (POTF) is an important measure of the health of the surface of the eye. There are a number of pre-existing techniques for the assessment of the POTF, and one of the less well-known ones is the tear ferning test. In this interview, Helen Tilly talks to Dr Christine Purslow about tear ferning and its application in research and clinical diagnosis.

Topics: Tear film, Dry eye, POTF, Contact lens, Ocular surface, Mucous, Meniscus, Microscope, Protein, Electrolytes, Patterns, Grading scale.


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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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Deborah Lea asks Victor Chong about the diagnosis, progression, prognosis, and treatment of Retinal Vein Occlusion. 

Topics: RVO, Visual impairment, Branch, Hypertension, Diabetes, Referral, Oedema, Visual loss, Central, Blood vessel, Artery, Glaucoma.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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This two-part interview details developments being made in the field of subretinal implant technology. Deborah Lea talks to Robert MacLaren about the clinical trials he is running of the subretinal implants developed by the German company Retina Implant AG.

Topics: Retina, Retinitis pigmentosa, Macular degeneration, AMD, Visual impairment, Electronic, Partial sight, Camera, Photosensitive.


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Audio – Professional matters

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Lyndon Taylor explains to Trevor Warburton about his recent implementation of a software-based practice management system. 

Topics: Electronic, Software, Data, Computer, Images, Clinical, Records, Technology, Security.

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Audio – Optical management

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Susan Cowling talks to Dr Keziah Latham about her research into whether a patient’s success with low vision aids can be accurately predicted from standardized assessments of current vision levels and the spectacle strength.

Topics: LVA, Visual impairment, Magnifier, Telescope, Spectacles, Prescription, Reading, Magnification, Near, Electronia.


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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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Rupert Bourne has been raising awareness about a form of Glaucoma especially common in East Asia. Here he compares the disease to other forms of Glaucoma and discusses the treatment options. 

Topics: CAG, Open angle, Gonioscopy, POAG, Neuropathy, Optic nerve, Blind, Visual impairment, Asia.


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Audio – Professional matters

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This discussion is on the subject of an electronic referral system that has radically sped up the referral process for optometrists in Fife. Olivia’s first interview is with Dr Roshini Sanders who has been involved with the development of the system, she then speaks to Colin Ferrier, one of the first optometrists to use the system in his practice.

Topics: Hospital, GP, Ophthalmologist, Images, Clinic, Urgent, Emergency, Routine, Paperless, Photo, Consultant.


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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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Paul Constable talks to Philip Morgan about the different forms of ASD and about how the condition can make it difficult for patients to receive an eye examination. Paul and Philip discuss best practice principles optometrists can follow and ways in which clearer guidance can be given to optometrists in future.

Topics: Disability, Autism, Gaze, Asperger's syndrome, Communication, Language, Eye movements, Saccades, Convergence.


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Audio – Professional matters

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In 2011 Professor John Lawrenson was involved in interpreting the new recommendations on decontamination published by the Department of Health and drafting the new College guidance. Here he speaks to Hugh Breakspear about the updated guidelines and what they mean for practising optometrists.

Topics: Hygiene, Sterilisation, Health, vCJD, Tonometer, Contact lens, BSE, Prion, Gonioscope, Trial lenses, Infection, Bleach.


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Audio – Optical management

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Anna Turvey and Judith Morris discuss a range of issues relating to RGP lenses, including how long term RGP wear can affect the spectacle prescription and the shape of the cornea.

Topics: Aftercare, Contact lens, Rigid gas permeable, Cornea, Spectacle, Refraction, Staining, 3 and 9, Epithelial, Ptosis, Moulding, Material.


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Audio – Clinical assessment

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Malcolm Long speaks with Daniela Nosch who explains her findings from a study carried out in 2011 suggesting that the presence of contact lenses does not alter the accuracy of dynamic contour tonometry measurements. She then discusses the benefits it can have for some groups of patients. 

Topics: Dynamic contour tonometry, Cornea, Goldman, GAT, IOP, Glaucoma, Ocular pulse amplitude, OPA, Intra-ocular pressure.


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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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Epilepsy Action is a member-led organisation which raises awareness about the condition and provides advice to healthcare professionals. Bob Wilkes interviews Shelley Wagstaff about issues for optometrists to consider when dealing with patients with epilepsy. 

Topics: Seizure, Brain, Trauma, Stroke, Infection, Photosensitive, Recovery.

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Audio – Optical management

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Two million people in the UK are affected by some degree of sight loss. Hugh Breakspear interviews Ron Bramley, the Chief Executive of the Thomas Pocklington Trust. Ron explains how optometrists can provide guidance to their patients about lighting in the home. 

Topics: Thomas Pocklington, Visual impairment, Elderly, Lighting, Blind, Partially sighted, Low vision, Glare, Falls.


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Audio – Clinical assessment

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Gordon Ilett talks to Susan Cowling about the link between learning disabilities and visual problems, and about what practical considerations optometrists should bear in mind when examining patients with learning disabilities. 

Topics: Seeability, RNIB, Disability, Olympics, Downs syndrome, Visual impairment, Cerbral palsy, Keratoconus, Cataract, Amblyopia.


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Audio – Optical management


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Professor Earl Smith, of the College of Optometry at the University of Houston, has been conducting some fascinating research into myopia control. Philip Morgan talks to Professor Smith about his findings.

Topics: Myopia, Progression, Refractive error, Contact lenses, Spectacles, Retina, Periphery, Genetics, Inheritance, Growth.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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A team of scientists at University College London is working on a new way of diagnosing major neurological disease by a simple eye test. The technique uses fluorescent markers to show evidence of nerve cell death in the retina. Gwyneth Morgan discusses these advances with Professor Francesca Cordeiro.

Topics: Fluorescent, Markers, Alzheimer's, Nerve, Retina, Neurodegeneration, Brain, Cell death, Apoptosis, Necrosis.

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Audio – Optical management

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The intraocular microtelescope has been developed to manage AMD. Hugh Breakspear interviews Simon Levy to explain the Microtelescope and its potential to further improve the lives of those with the condition.

Topics: Telescope, AMD, Macular degeneration, Inplant, Mirror, Lipshitz, Visual impairment, Magnification, Lens, Wet, Dry.

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Audio – Optical management

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Researchers at the University of Ulster have carried out a study on more than 1,000 children from different backgrounds and different sectors within Northern Ireland. Polly Dulley spoke to Dr Lisa O' Donoghue on the telephone to discuss the project, which in 2010 was a year into its second phase.

Topics: Myopia, Astigmatism, Hyperopia, Children, Paediatric, Long-sighted, Short sighted.

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Audio – Professional matters

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Each optometric practice, like any other business, is responsible for their own waste  disposal. Here Dr Susan Blakeney discusses the waste disposal advice which was developed in 2009 with Hugh Breakspear.

Topics: Hygiene, Drugs, Minims, Solutions, Contact lenses, Sharps, Contamination, Infection, Body fluids, Clinical waste, Hazardous.

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Audio – Clinical assessment

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Visual neglect is a decreased awareness of part of the field of view and can happen after a stroke or other trauma to the brain. Here Olivia Hunt talks to Glyn Humphreys about visual neglect and his research around the subject.

Topics: Neglect, Brain, Trauma, Stroke, Visual field, Music, Tumour, Head injury.

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Audio – Clinical assessment

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In 2009 a research project at the Institute of Optometry investigated the use of vision screening to detect correctable visual problems in the older population. Here Zahra Jessa and Bruce Evans talk to Hugh Breakspear about their research.

Topics: Visual impairment, Screening, Elderly, Cataract, Refractive error, Vision loss, Ageing eye, Macular, Computer.



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Audio – Ocular disease and management

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PSP is a neurodegenerative disorder which has devastating effects on a person’s motor system robbing them of their independence. Here Kathy Miller-Hunt talks to David Bull about PSP and the importance of increasing awareness among optometrists.

Topics: Palsy, Neurodegenerative, Supranuclear, Visual disturbance, Motor system, PSP, Neurological disease, Eye movements, Diplopia, Eye movements, Saccades.

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-58607

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual function

The course is split into two parts. The first part covers the skills required to examine and fit astigmatic patients with contact lenses and looks at two patients, the first fitted with soft toric contact lenses and the second with rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses.

Topics: Astigmatism, Soft toric lenses, RGP lenses, Slit lamp, Toric, Aftercare, Bitoric, Gas permeable, Keratometry, Contact lenses.

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-58861

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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.

 Assessment of visual function

The programme is split into two parts. The second part of the programme covers the aftercare, management and problem solving of patients wearing RGP lenses.

Topics: Astigmatism, Soft lenses, RGP lenses, Slit lamp, Toric, Aftercare, Bitoric, Complications, Gas permeable, Staining, Contact lenses.

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-59693

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am


This audio programme discusses the very latest theory for glaucoma and its progression, describes a new way of assessing a patient's stereo vision, and explains our current understanding of human 3D vision and how it may be impacted upon by 3D and virtual reality displays.

Topics: Glaucoma, Binocular vision, 3D, Virtual reality, Stereopsis, Stereoacuity, Paediatric, Screening, Ganglion cells. 

Area of interest: Independent Prescribing

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-60569

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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.

 

Following on from our previous referrals special, this programme aims to show how pathways are developing at both national and local level and includes interviews with key players in developing new approaches to primary care management of eye disease.

Topics: Referral, NICE, Cataracts, AMD, Glaucoma, Local protocol, Emergency, Urgent, Fast-track, Record keeping, Secondary care, Refinement, Filtering, Ocular hypertension, NHS contracted services.

Area of interest: MECS

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-60570

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual function

The first of four programmes, discussing embryology and the developing eye, this film looks at genetics and inheritance of a range of eye diseases.

Topics: Genetics, Congenital, Embryology, Inheritance, DNA, RNA, Ribosome, Dominant, Recessive, X-linked, Multifactorial, Mitochondrial DNA, Colour vision defect, Myopia, Glaucoma, Mutation, Retinoblastoma.

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-60571

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual function

The second of four programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this film looks at the first three months of gestation and how external and internal influence may trigger eye diseases.

Topics: Embryo, Meiosis, Mitosis, Neural tube, Coloboma, Epithelium, Cell differentiation, Crystalline lens, Congenital cataract, Y-shaped suture, Choroid, Sclera, Iris, Ciliary body, Congenital Rubella syndrome, Hyaloid artery, Epigenetic errors, Zika virus, Toxoplasmosis.

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-60572

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual function

The third of four programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this film looks at the second three months of gestation and how external and internal influence may trigger eye diseases, including infective agents (Zika virus, Toxoplasma), alcohol, smoking and drugs.

Topics: Retinal detachment, Anterior chamber, Trabecular meshwork, Congenital glaucoma, Extraocular muscles, Oculomotor disorders, Cranial nerves, Duane’s retraction syndrome, Fibrosis, Ophthalmoplegia, Teratogens, Foetal alcohol syndrome, Telecanthus, Smoking, Gestational diabetes, Macrosomia, Spina bifida, Vitamin A deficiency.

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-60574

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am

 Assessment of visual function

The last of four programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this film looks at the final three months of gestation, the birth process and the early period post-partum and how external and internal influence may trigger eye diseases.

Topics: Retinopathy of prematurity, IGF1, Forceps delivery, 6th nerve palsy, Horner’s syndrome, Birth asphyxia, Hydrocephalus, Risk factors, Down syndrome, Trisomy 21, Keratoconus, Red reflex test, Leukocoria, Pupil reflex test, Visual development milestones, Stereopsis, Binocularity, Emmetropisation, UV damage.

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Live CET

CET Ref: C-61316

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CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018 - 9:00am


Following on from our previous referrals special, this programme aims to show how pathways are developing at both national and local level and includes interviews with key players in developing new approaches to primary care management of eye disease.

Topics: Referral, NICE, Cataracts, AMD, Glaucoma, Local protocol, Emergency, Urgent, Fast-track, Record keeping, Secondary care, Refinement, Filtering, Ocular hypertension, NHS contracted services.

Area of interest: MECS

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