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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.

  • Ocular motility

    Ocular motility

    This articel tests the practitioner’s binocular vision knowledge with a presentation of different incomitancy cases, which may be encountered within practice.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Jean Halligan DBO (D), SRO and Andrew Fox DBO (T), SRO

    Published 09 May 2014

  • Myopia control – intervention strategies

    Myopia control – intervention strategies

    Promising outcomes in the field of myopia research show potential for intervention strategies to control myopia. This article discusses current developments in myopia control allowing practitioners to give informed advice to patients in practice. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Manbir Nagra PhD, MCOptom, FHEA and Nicola Logan PhD, MCOptom, FHEA, PGCertHE

    Published 09 May 2014

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  • Pseudophakic cystoid macular oedema

    Pseudophakic cystoid macular oedema

    Cystoid macular oedema is an important cause of suboptimal vision following routine, uncomplicated cataract surgery. This article gives an overview of the classification, diagnosis, incidence and management of pseudophakic macular oedema.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Shruti Malde BSc (Hons), MCOptom, Dip Tp (AS), Dip Tp (SP) and Samer Hamada MD, MSc, DO (Hons), FRCSEd, FRCOphth

    Published 09 May 2014

  • OCT – Discover what lies beneath

    OCT – discover what lies beneath

    The use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the consulting room is rapidly gaining popularity. This article offers a clear understanding of the retinal landmarks highlighted in a normal OCT scan and the images observed in common retinal pathologies.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Rachel Hiscox PhD, BSc (Hons), MCOptom

    Published 25 Apr 2014

  • Use of fluorescein in optometric practice

    Use of fluorescein in optometric practice

    Optometrists and contact lens fitters in routine practice frequently use sodium fluorescein for clinical assessment. This article discusses the diagnostic value of fluorescein and clarifies the current position regarding it use in the UK.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Paramdeep Bilkhu BSc (Hons), PhD, MCOptom, Shehzad Naroo BSc (Hons) and James Wolffsohn BSc (Hons)

    Published 25 Apr 2014

  • Assessment of visual acuity

    Assessment of visual acuity

    This VRICS tests practitioners' understanding of the charts they have at their disposal for assessing visual acuity in a broad range of patients.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Andrew Millington

    Published 11 Apr 2014

  • Dispensing handmade frames

    Dispensing handmade frames

    Dispensing bespoke spectacle frames may not be an everyday occurrence for most, but it is a skill that practitioners may call upon from time to time. This article considers the options available and the necessary steps to achieve a successful outcome when supplying customised frames.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Sally Bates

    Published 11 Apr 2014

  • Factors affecting tonometry measurement

    Factors affecting tonometry measurement

    Continuing the theme from last months issue, this article discusses the variables that affect intraocular pressure measurement and considers the effect of the ocular surface, the type of instrument used and the operator of the tonometer on outcome.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Kirsten Hamilton-Maxwell

    Published 11 Apr 2014

  • Ocular allergies

    Ocular allergies

    Patients can present at all times of year with an ocular allergic response, but there is inevitably a spike in the number of cases during hay fever season. This article gives a practical overview of ocular allergy giving appropriate steps to successfully manage these patients.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Paramdeep Bilkhu, Shehzad Naroo and James Wolffsohn

    Published 28 Mar 2014

  • Communication: part 2 - delivering findings and advice to the patient

    Communication: delivering findings and advice to the patient, Part 2

    A key requirement for a successful consultation is the effective delivery of findings and advice. This article describes ways in which practitioners can seek to optimise their communication skills in relation to the delivery of the consultation outcome to the patient.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Helena Webb, Dirk vom Lehn, Peter Allen and Bruce Evans

    Published 28 Mar 2014

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