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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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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.

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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.

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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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Audio – Clinical assessment

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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

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Audio – Clinical assessment

No CET Points 

Professional ConductOptical AppliancesAssessment of visual function

This edition of Advances in Eyecare focuses on a variety of issues associated with low vision and takes a closer look at the Medicines Use Review service offered by pharmacists.

Topics: Dark Adaptation, Depression, Low Vision, Comorbidities, Eccentric Viewing, Medicines Use Review, DEPVIT, Comorbidity, Steady Eye Strategy, Macular Degeneration, Rods, Visual Impairment, Pharmacy.

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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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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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Audio – Professional matters

No CET Points

Professional Conduct

An in-depth exploration of the referrals process in the UK, hosted by BBC presenter John Waite. We travel the length and breadth of the country, interviewing practitioners and policy makers, to find out how the referrals process works across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Topics: Referral, Emergency, Urgent, Fast-track, Routine, Record keeping, Secondary care, Flashes and floaters, Detachment, Cataract, Wet AMD, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Binocular Vision, Orthoptics, Local protocol, NICE.

Area of interest: MECS

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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-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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Podcasts No
Live CET

CET Ref: C-56813

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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

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Audio – Clinical assessment

No CET Points


Visual field assessment is a common eye examination performed to enable us to map out a patient’s visual field. In this programme Dr Robert Cubbidge talks through different visual fields assessment techniques, and the benefits and limitations of each.

First published in DOCET OQ90 (2014).

Topics: Visual fields, Frequency Doubling, Perimetry, Glaucoma, Magnocellular.

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Video library

No CET Points

        

This programme examines the causes of AMD and the risk factors, the aetiology and physiology of AMD, examination techniques, existing and new treatments and strategies for management.

Topics: Macula, Ageing eye, Low vision, AREDS, Vision loss, Retina, Drusen, Treatment, Amsler, Referrals, Wet, Dry, Charles Bonnet syndrome, NICE, Anti-VEGF, Retinal pigment epithelium, OCT

Area of interest: MECS

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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

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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Live CET

CET Refs: 

  • C-55527 (Eyelid Disorders)

  • C-55528 (Conjunctival Disorders)

  • C-55529 (Various Anterior Eye Disorders)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points

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 – Optical management

No CET Points

 

Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness and can be treated effectively with surgery to remove and replace the clouded lens with an artificial intraocular lens. In this interview, Polly Dulley discusses the use of intraocular lenses in cataract surgery with Stephen Campbell.

First published in DOCET OQ91 (2014).

Topics: Cataract, IOL, Lens extraction, Lenses, Binocular, Multifocal, Toric, Surgery.

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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

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Audio – Clinical assessment

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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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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points

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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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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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.
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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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Audio – Clinical assessment

No CET Points

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 – Professional matters

No CET Points

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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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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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points

A dermatologist discusses the adverse ocular side effects of anti-malarial medications used to treat autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and the duty of care regarding adnexal and facial skin lesions.

First published in DOCET OQ91 (2014).

Topics: Drugs, Malignant, Skin lesions, Adnexa.

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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


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Audio – Optical management

No CET Points

         

Dr Mariana Lopez discusses her research into the potential of new audio technologies to improve on current audio description facilities for visually impaired people.

First published in DOCET OQ93 (2015).

Topics: Low vision, Visual impairment, Audio, Sound, Visual media.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points

In this update on diabetes and diabetic retinopathy Simon O’Neill outlines the current situation in the UK and Philip Morgan and Mr Robin Hamilton discuss the risk factors for developing retinopathy, and how the existing care system operates.

First published in DOCET OQ92 (2015).

Topics: Diabetic, Retinopathy, Vision loss, Visual impairment, Treatment, Proliferative, Screening, Maculopathy.

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Audio – Ocular disease and management

No CET Points

    

A look at two new technologies aimed at improving diabetic detection and management: the first could enhance current screening techniques, the second may help monitor existing conditions.

First published in DOCET OQ92 (2015).

Topics: Diabetic, Retinopathy, Vision loss, Visual impairment, Proliferative, Screening, Lens, Autofluorescence, 'Smart lens'.

 

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Audio – Clinical assessment

No CET Points


Dr Mark Rosenfield, a professor of vision sciences at The State University of New York College of Optometry, talks about his research into the visual demands made by the use of computers and digital electronics, how symptoms present and what advice optometrists can give to patients, and the future implications of ‘wearable technology’.

First published in DOCET OQ93 (2015).

Topics: Computer, Smart glasses, Digital, Asthenopia, Phones, Tablets.

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