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.

  • Glaucoma medication: problems, products and predictions  Part 2

    Glaucoma medication: problems, products and predictions, Part 2

    In the second part of the series on topical therapy for glaucoma, ophthalmic pharmacist Lucy Titcomb directs attention towards the popular use of the prostaglandin analogue and latanoprost, and changes to the market since the introduction of generic forms of the drug.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Lucy Titcomb BSc (Hons) MCPP

    Published:
    04 Jul 2014

  • Clinical decision-making - Part 2

    Clinical decision-making, Part 2

    Hospital optometrist Stanley Keys continues with his series of posterior and anterior eye images presented to challenge the practitioner’s recognition and management of core clinical conditions.

    Article Type:
    CET VRICS

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

    Published:
    04 Jul 2014

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  • Vision and falls

    Vision and falls

    There are many factors that contribute towards the potential for a patient to fall with vision ranking highly amongst them. Practitioners are ideally placed to identify those most at risk and manage visual aspects that could precipitate a fall.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Geoff Shayler BSc, FCOptom, FCSO

    Published:
    20 Jun 2014

  • Glaucoma medication: problems, products and predictions – Part 1

    Glaucoma medication: problems, products and predictions, Part 1

    Ophthalmic pharmacist Lucy Titcomb discusses recent changes to medication for the management of glaucoma. She considers the potential for new therapeutic agents in the future, including novel vehicles for drug delivery emerging in the marketplace. 

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Lucy Titcomb BSc (Hons), MCPP

    Published:
    20 Jun 2014

  • Clinical decision-making – Part 1

    Clinical decision-making, Part 1

    Hospital optometrist Stanley Keys presents a selection of images to test the practitioner’s clinical recognition and decision-making skills. Reflecting the diversity encountered in practice, scenarios are presented from both the anterior and posterior segment.

    Article Type:
    CET VRICS

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

    Published:
    06 Jun 2014

  • Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome

    Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome

    Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES) is a common clinical presentation. Understanding the condition and when to refer patients is paramount to a successful outcome. This article looks to explain the reasons for RCES and the challenges of patient management. 

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Rakesh Jayaswal

    Published:
    05 Jun 2014

  • Contact lenses and sport

    Contact lenses and sport

    Patients often present with diverse occupational and recreational visual requirements, which are not always optimally served using spectacles or even specialist sporting appliances. Geraint Griffiths explores the advantages of using contact lenses for a range of activities.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Geraint Griffiths MSc, MCOptom

    Published:
    05 Jun 2014

  • Retinal vessel evaluation

    Retinal vessel evaluation

    This article considers the importance of retinal vessel assessment with an emphasis on arterio-venous ratio measurement and its relationship to systemic vascular disease. The author also explores issues surrounding variable subjective interpretation of vessel ratios.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Rebekka Heitmar

    Published:
    22 May 2014

  • Sports vision – prescribing and dispensing

    Sports vision – prescribing and dispensing

    This article considers the pertinent factors to consider when prescribing and dispensing for sport. It evaluates the importance of binocular vision assessment, ocular dominance, contrast and elements to consider when dispensing to patients undertaking a range of sporting activities.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Geraint Griffiths MSc, MCOptom

    Published:
    22 May 2014

  • Low vision, high priority

    Low vision, high priority

    Following a low vision assessment undertaken by all accredited optometrists within the Low Vision Service Wales in 2012-2013, Rebecca John, clinical lead at the Low Vision Service Wales, shares the findings and recommendations.

    Article Type:
    CET

    Author(s):
    Rebecca John

    Published:
    09 May 2014

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