Article archive

Here you will find OT's archive of CET and clinical articles that were published from 1999 to 2015. You can search for CET articles via the year of publication or using a keyword search. Articles can be downloaded as a PDF, along with any references and MCQ answers linked to the article, when available.

  • Cases in practice

    Cases in practice

    A diverse range of anterior segment cases is presented to test the practitioner’s ability to recognise and manage each condition.

    Article Type:
    CET VRICS

    Author(s):
    Stanley Keys BSc (Hons), FCOptom, Dip Glauc, Dip Tp (IP)

    Published:
    13 Sep 2015

  • Karatoconus: the Athens protocol

    Keratoconus: the Athens protocol

    Continuing the keratoconus theme from the last issue, this article explores an emerging treatment approach, which can yield significant improvements to visual outcome for patients with the condition.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Prashant Shah BSc, MCOptom, PGDipOphth, DipClinOptom and Victoria Rowe BSc, MCOptom

    Published:
    13 Sep 2015

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  • Laser eye surgery: back to the future

    Laser eye surgery: back to the future

    This article explores the historical development of refractive techniques, current approaches with regard to patient selection and details complications that can arise. 

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Nadia Chaudhry FRCOphth, Alex Hamilton MPHTM and Arun Brahma MD, FRCOphth

    Published:
    13 Sep 2015

  • Visual fields: where are we now?

    Visual fields: where are we now?

    Visual field evaluation is an important component of an optometric examination and can be used to identify both ocular and neurological disorders. This article discusses the different strategies for assessing the visual field and considers its role in the future.

    Article Type:
    CET VRICS

    Author(s):
    Lindsay Rountree BSc, MCOptom and Dr Tony Redmond BSc, PhD, MCOptom, FHEA

    Published:
    29 Aug 2015

  • Keratoconus: signs, symptoms and management

    Keratoconus: signs, symptoms and management

    This first article in a two-part series outlines the signs, symptoms and aetiology of keratoconus. The authors consider the various approaches to managing patients based upon the stage of the condition.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Prashant Shah BSc, MCOptom, PGDipOphth, DipClinOptom and Victoria Rowe BSc, MCOptom

    Published:
    29 Aug 2015

  • The potential of an IOP repeat readings service

    The potential of an IOP repeat readings service

    Optometrist and LOCSU optical lead, Zoe Richmond, considers whether community eye health services can reduce pressure on the Hospital Eye Service. 

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Zoe Richmond

    Published:
    29 Aug 2015

  • Nutrition and age-related macular degeneration

    Nutrition and age-related macular degeneration

    This article explores the evidence base of the second instalment of the AREDS and provides a clinical decision-making aid to assist practitioners in giving supplementation and dietary modification advice.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Rebekah Stevens MCOptom, AHEA and Dr Hannah Bartlett PhD, MCOptom, FHEA

    Published:
    08 Aug 2015

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    Visual field assessment

    A range of visual field plots is presented to test the practitioner’s knowledge of both the visual pathway and the key indices generated by visual field instruments.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Leon Davies PhD, FCOptom, FAAO, SFHEA

    Published:
    08 Aug 2015

  • Genetic risk factors in age-related macular degeneration

    Genetic risk factors in age-related macular degeneration

    Research suggests that genetic factors play a significant role in age-related macular degeneration. This article will consider the most important genes and the implications for practitioners when advising patients.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Maryam Mousavi MOptom, MCOptom

    Published:
    08 Aug 2015

  • Resolving contact lens discomfort issues

    Resolving contact lens discomfort issues

    Contact lens discomfort (CLD) is the leading cause of permanent discontinuation of lens wear. Until the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society CLD report there has been little consensus about what factors influence discomfort and how it should be managed. 

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Katharine Evans PhD, MCOptom, FHEA, FBCLA

    Published:
    25 Jul 2015