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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.

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    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

  • Staying out of trouble

    Although records are designed to aid the patient’s future eye care, they can also be an optometrist’s best defence. In this lecture, we examine where it can go wrong. 

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Trevor Warburton

    Published 20 Sep 2013

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  • Auditing a local cataract referral pathway

    Auditing a local cataract referral pathway

    Independent optometrist Stuart Townsend explores patient outcomes from cataract centres in North Staffordshire and Macclesfield from one referring practice.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Stuart Townsend

    Published 20 Sep 2013

  • The eye in cystic fibrosis

    The eye in cystic fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal autosomal disorder in Caucasian populations. This article provides an overview of the ocular complications associated with CF.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Rachel Hiscox, Dr Katharine Evans, Professor Christine Purslow and Professor Rachel North

    Published 20 Sep 2013

  • The soft approach to RGPs part 4: 'eye' care about RGP's

    The soft approach to RGPs, Part 4: 'eye' care about RGP's

    This final part in this series looks at the aftercare routine, discusses patient compliance and the management of some common complications associated with rigid gas permeable lens wear. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mark Tomlinson BSc (Hons), MCOptom FBDO (Hons)

    Published 20 Sep 2013

  • Clinical decision-making: contact lenses: part 2

    Clinical decision-making: contact lenses, Part 2

    This VRICS is designed to encourage practitioners to revise RGP fluorescein patterns and any subsequent changes that need to be made to an RGP fit as a result of observation of those patterns. It looks at two aftercare problems that are more unique to RGP lenses than soft lenses.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Claire McDonnell FAOI, PGDE

    Published 06 Sep 2013

  • The soft approach to RGPs part 3: Don't let torics put you in a spin

    The soft approach to RGPs, Part 3: don't let torics put you in a spin

    This third article in a four-part series continues with a discussion about the basic concepts of rigid gas permeable toric lens fitting, analysing indications to fit them, and exploring the various options available to the practitioner in fitting an astigmatic cornea.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mark Tomlinson BSc (Hons), MCOptom FBDO (Hons)

    Published 06 Sep 2013

  • Nutrition in age-related macular degeneration

    Nutrition in age-related macular degeneration

    An ageing population has raised the priority of reducing the risk for age-related eye diseases that impair sight and quality of life. This article discusses the latest research, as well as the risks and benefits, of dietary supplements in relation to age-related macular degeneration.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Rachel Walsh BSc (Hons)

    Published 06 Sep 2013

  • The soft approach to RGPs part 2: RGP fitting made easy

    The soft approach to RGPs, Part 2: RGP fitting made easy

    This second article in OT’s four-part series continues with a discussion on patient selection, initial examination and general principles of use for successfully fitting rigid gas permeable spherical lenses.
     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mark Tomlinson BSc (Hons), MCOptom, FBDO (Hons)

    Published 09 Aug 2013

  • Soft toric contact lenses

    Soft toric contact lenses

    Fitting soft toric lenses is much easier these days than practitioners might imagine due to the variety of options available. This article describes when to fit soft toric lenses, the various stabilisation methods, how to choose a lens and adjust the fitting for lens rotation.  

     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Judith Morris BSc, MSc, FCOptom, FIACLE, FAAO

    Published 09 Aug 2013

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