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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.

  • Pears in Bradford

    Pears in Bradford

    Optometrist Chris J Davey examines the methodology, results and outcomes of a rapid access ophthalmology clinic at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Chris J Davey

    Published 31 Jan 2014

  • Colour vision deficiency part 2 - assessment in clinical practice

    Colour vision deficiency, Part 2 – assessment in clinical practice

    The second part in a series about colour vision, this article describes the methods available for identifying defects in practice, with an overview of the clinical considerations and the relative merits of each technique.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Jennifer Birch

    Published 17 Jan 2014

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  • Retinal oximetry – a new way forward to understand eye disease

    Retinal oximetry – a new way forward to understand eye disease

    This article explores the mechanisms that underpin blood supply to the retina and the role of retinal blood supply in the pathophysiology of retinal conditions. 
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Pravin Vekria BSc (Hons), MCOptom and Robert Cubbidge BSc (Hons), PhD, MCOptom

    Published 17 Jan 2014

  • Posterior segment disease: part 4

    Posterior segment disease, Part 4

    Part four of the series on posterior segment disease presents cases for the practitioner to explore, testing their knowledge on the recognition and management of various conditions.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Colm McAlinden BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD and Eirini Skiadaresi MD, MSc

    Published 17 Jan 2014

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    Colour vision deficiency, Part 1 – an introduction

    Understanding the implications of defective colour vision is an integral part of the day-to-day role for many eye care practitioners. This first article in a series of three explores the foundation for normal colour vision and the underlying factors that determine congenital and acquired defects.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Jennifer Birch

    Published 13 Dec 2013

  • Corneal oxygenation

    Corneal oxygenation

    This article will review the mechanisms of corneal oxygenation and hypoxia, and will examine how oxygen values may be applied in the selection of soft contact lenses in practice. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Rachael Peterson BSc (Hons), PhD, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA

    Published 13 Dec 2013

  • Posterior segment disease: part 3

    Posterior segment disease, Part 3

    In part three of this series on posterior segment disease, this VRICS continues to assess the practitioners ability to recognise a range of ocular conditions, exploring the management and outcome of the cases presented.
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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Colm McAlinden BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD and Eirini Skiadaresi MD

    Published 29 Nov 2013

  • Helping visually impaired patients with reading

    Helping visually impaired patients with reading

    The purpose of this article is to give practical advice to optometrists and dispensing opticians who want to help their low vision patients bridge the gap between what they are able to see to read, and what they want to read. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Keziah Latham PhD, FCOptom

    Published 29 Nov 2013

  • AOP iris on purple background

    Magnificent seven

    AOP clinical adviser, Trevor Warburton, gives an overview of the seven quickfire clinical audits which were delivered at this year's National Optical Conference.
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Trevor Warburton

    Published 29 Nov 2013

  • New options for presbyopic correction

    New options for presbyopic correction

    New treatment techniques are emerging for patients considering alternatives to spectacles and contact lenses for the correction of presbyopia. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Fred Proctor BSc (Hons), MCOptom

    Published 29 Nov 2013

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