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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.

  • Visual factors in autism spectrum disorders

    Visual factors in autism spectrum disorders

    This article will explore the visual problems most prevalent in autistic spectrum disorders and highlight important characteristics that need to be taken into consideration when undertaking visual assessments of these patients.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Amanda Ludlow BSc, PhD

    Published 15 Nov 2013

  • Domiciliary eye care – the practitioner’s perspective

    Domiciliary eye care – the practitioner’s perspective

    With demand for domiciliary eye care set to increase over the coming years, more eye care professionals may become involved in the field. This article will explore the need for, and provision of, domiciliary eye care, along with a practical consideration for delivery of mobile services.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Khaled Rashid BSc (Hons), MCOptom and Amy Sheppard BSc (Hons), PhD, MCOptom, FHEA

    Published 15 Nov 2013

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  • Posterior segment disease: part 2

    Posterior segment disease: part 2

    The second in a series on posterior segment disease, this VRICS looks at a range of ocular conditions, including those with implications for systemic disease. It will also explore the recognition and management of the cases presented including those with implications for systemic disease.

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    Article type CET VRICS

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

    Published 01 Nov 2013

  • Ocular complications of haemophilia

    Ocular complications of haemophilia

    Haemophilia is a serious condition, resulting in prolonged or intensive episodes of bleeding. This CET article gives a summary of haemophilia, with an emphasis on the ocular presentations that may be seen in practice, both in diagnosed and undiagnosed sufferers.
     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Christian French MOptom (Hons), MCOptom, Frank Eperjesi BSc, PhD, MBA, FCOptom, DOrth, FAAO, FHEA

    Published 01 Nov 2013

  • Linking structure and function in glaucoma

    Linking structure and function in glaucoma

    This article will give an overview of the latest imaging technology available to assess the optic disc. It will then be compared with the information provided by visual field assessments. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Samantha McGinnigle PhD, BSc (Hons), MCOptom, AHEA

    Published 01 Nov 2013

  • Infectious conjunctivitis

    Infectious conjunctivitis

    This article considers the clinical presentation of infectious conjunctivitis and its differential diagnosis. It discusses the non-pharmacological and pharmacological management options for practitioners, along with the implications for those with therapeutic specialty.

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    Article type CET

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

    Published 18 Oct 2013

  • AOP iris on purple background

    Holding back the flood

    Optometrist and AOP clinical adviser, Trevor Warburton, takes a look into the survey data for referrals of minor sight conditions.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Trevor Warburton

    Published 18 Oct 2013

  • Corneal topography – why a little TLC makes for successful map reading

    Corneal topography – why a little TLC makes for successful map reading

    Historically, the eye care professional has used a keratometer to determine the shape of the anterior corneal surface, deriving an arbitrary radius of curvature, based upon measuring the central 3mm zone. This article considers the benefits of using a corneal topographer.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Nick Howard FBDO (Hons), CL FBCLA

    Published 18 Oct 2013

  • AOP iris on purple background

    Posterior segment disease, Part 1

    This VRICS is the first in a series on posterior segment disease looking at optic nerve disorders. It tests the practitioner's knowledge of the signs, symptoms and causes of disease. It also covers risk factors and the effect of treatment on reducing risk.

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    Article type CET VRICS

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

    Published 04 Oct 2013

  • Presbyopic contact lenses

    Presbyopic contact lenses

    Eye care practitioners need to be able to help their patients choose the most appropriate way of managing presbyopia. This article will aid the practitioner to evaluate and compare the methods of correcting presbyopia currently available.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Ahmed Sivardeen BSc, MCOptom and Professor James Wolffsohn BSc (Hons), MBA, PhD, MCOptom, FBCLA

    Published 04 Oct 2013

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