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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.

  • Acquired brain injury part 3: See through cataract referral

    Acquired brain injury, Part 3: see through cataract referral

    In cases of acquired brain injury (ABI), the brain may have been shaken and, as a consequence, its neurology might not work as it did previously. This article describes how the patient with ABI can be managed to minimise the visual symptoms and problems a patient might experience.
     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mark Menezes BSc (Hons), FACBO

    Published 03 May 2013

  • Practice audit of wet AMD referrals

    Practice audit of wet AMD referrals

    Wet AMD is one of the few urgent referrals that optometrists encounter and is probably the most common. It requires direct referral to a treatment centre. Stockport has a dedicated wet AMD pathway and most of the service is commissioned from a local private provider. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Trevor Warburton, Susan Parker and Anthony Bryan

    Published 03 May 2013

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  • Blood on the macula: diabetes or age?

    Blood on the macula: diabetes or age?

     This article describes the various conditions which can present with blood on the macula, offering guidance on differential diagnosis and optometric management.

     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Aditi Gupta MBBS, MRCOphth and Ramesh Sivaraj MS, DNB, FRCS Ophthalmology

    Published 19 Apr 2013

  • Acquired brain injury part 2: Examining the patient with ABI

    Acquired brain injury, Part 2: examining the patient with ABI

    This article describes how to effectively obtain a history and examine the patient with ABI. The next and final article in the series will discuss the management of such patients.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mark Menezes BSc (Hons), FACBO

    Published 19 Apr 2013

  • Binocular vision made easy: part 1

    In part one of this two part series, we concentrate on history and symptoms, the cover test and motility testing, with demonstrations of accurate technique. 

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Paul Adler

    Published 05 Apr 2013

  • Optokinetic nystagmus

    Optokinetic nystagmus

    Nystagmus is usually involuntary, although a small percentage of individuals can oscillate their eyes at will (voluntary nystagmus), which is a normal human variation. This article describes optokinetic nystagmus, with emphasis on its use for assessing visuomotor function from birth.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Professor Chris Harris PhD

    Published 05 Apr 2013

  • Orthoptic exercises: A forgotten art?

    Orthoptic exercises: a forgotten art?

    The scope of this article is to provide an introduction to the types of binocular vision conditions that are likely to be encountered in a primary care setting.
     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mohammed Afteb Maqsud MSc, BSc (Hons), ProfGCE

    Published 05 Apr 2013

  • Management options for adult binocular vision disorders part 2: Heterophoria

    Management options for adult binocular vision disorders part 2: heterophoria

    This VRICS tests practitioners’ knowledge of identifying, investigating and managing adult heterotropia conditions.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Dr Sheila Rae PhD, MCOptom, DipOrth

    Published 03 Apr 2013

  • Shared care and referral pathways part 2: Diabetes screening – leading from the front

    Shared care and referral pathways, Part 2: diabetes screening – leading from the front

    This article describes how dedicated diabetic retinopathy screening services were developed and how they operate, with the aim of battling the condition's growing concern.

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    Article type CET

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

    Published 22 Mar 2013

  • Auditing an acute eye pathway

    Auditing an acute eye pathway

    The Stoke and North Staffordshire acute eye pathway began in 2001 as a pilot acute eye scheme for Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The pilot was expanded in 2005, and by May 2007, 24 GP surgeries were referring patients into seven optometry practices.
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mark McCracken

    Published 22 Mar 2013

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