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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.

  • Shared care and referral pathways part 5: referring AMD...easy as 1, 2, 3

    Shared care and referral pathways, Part 5: referring AMD...easy as 1, 2, 3

    This article discusses the referral of age-related macular degeneration and emphasises the importance of new referral pathways, which have emerged in recent times in order to reduce sight loss through this devastating disease.

     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Chris Steele BSc (Hons), FCOptom, DCLP, DipOC, DipTp(IP), FBCLA

    Published 13 Jun 2013

  • Corneal infiltrative events

    Corneal infiltrative events

    Infiltrates can be of an infectious or sterile nature. Infectious infiltrates are much rarer but can develop into keratitis. Therefore, differentiating between the two is important. This article guides the practitioner through investigation, differential diagnosis and how each should be managed.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Caroline Burnett-Hodd PhD, MSc, MCOptom

    Published 13 Jun 2013

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  • Clinical decision-making: part 2

    Clinical decision-making, Part 2

    This is the second part of this latest series of clinical scenarios aimed at testing how optometrists respond to different clinical manifestations. The cases are unrelated to each other, seeking to replicate the randomness in which practitioners are challenged by in everyday practice.

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    Article type CET VRICS

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

    Published 31 May 2013

  • Contact lens materials

    Contact lens materials

    This article discusses the different soft and rigid gas permeable contact lens materials available and explores when a patient may need to be changed from one type of material to another.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Claire McDonnell FAIO, PGDE

    Published 31 May 2013

  • Daily disposable lenses: are they now for everyone?

    Daily disposable lenses: are they now for everyone?

    The first commercially available lens was produced in 1995 and marketed as Soflens 1-day by Bausch & Lomb. This was followed by Johnson & Johnson’s 1-day Acuvue. The benefits of daily disposables are convenience, ease of use and lack of a complicated care regimen. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Caroline Burnett-Hodd PhD, MSc, MCOptom

    Published 31 May 2013

  • Testing retest interval times

    Testing retest interval times

    Optometrist and legal adviser to the AOP, Trevor Warburton, investigates the results of the AOP’s retest intervals survey, gauging the view of practising clinicians.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Trevor Warburton

    Published 21 May 2013

  • Latent nystagmus

    Latent nystagmus

    There are many types of spontaneous pathological nystagmus with a plethora of classifications, labels and waveforms. This article focuses on one of the most common types of nystagmus, latent nystagmus.
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Professor Chris Harris PhD

    Published 17 May 2013

  • Shared care referral pathways part 4: How NICE – OHT and glaucoma referral

    Shared care referral pathways, Part 4: how NICE – OHT and glaucoma referral

    This article discusses the shared care of glaucoma and looks at the opportunities created by changes in clinical guidance that took place a few years ago.
     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Chris Steele BSc (Hons), FCOptom, DCLP, DipOC, DipTp(IP), FBCLA

    Published 17 May 2013

  • Shared care referral pathways part 3: See through cataract referral

    Shared care referral pathways, Part 3: see through cataract referral

    This article provides an overview of cataract referral pathways and, in light of new NHS changes which came into effect on 1 April, 2013, ponders the implications to eye care practitioners.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Chris Steele BSc (Hons), FCOptom, DCLP, DipOC, DipTp(IP), FBCLA

    Published 03 May 2013

  • Clinical decision-making: part 1

    Clinical decision-making, Part 1

    This latest set of scenarios touches on four areas of clinical investigation and findings and how we might respond to these in practice. 

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    Article type CET VRICS

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

    Published 03 May 2013

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