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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.

  • Anterior Segment Imaging

    Anterior segment imaging

    Since the introduction of the slit lamp biomicroscope in 1913, there have been many developments to enhance imaging of each individual ocular structure. This article discusses some of the principles behind currently available instruments and demonstrates their clinical usefulness.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Sundeep Vaswani BSc (Hons), MCOptom

    Published 25 Jan 2013

  • Practical dry eye workshop

    In this video we combine the theory of dry eye causes, diagnosis and treatment with a practical demonstration of tear film investigation, including phenol red thread, lissamine green, fluorescein staining, tearscope and infrared visualisation of the meibomian glands. 

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Susan Bowers

    Published 24 Jan 2013

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  • Auditing of a referral refinement service in Hull

    Auditing of a referral refinement service in Hull

    The referral refinement service began as a pilot in the East Hull PCT area in 2008 and over several years expanded to cover the whole of Hull. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Liz Greenwood

    Published 24 Jan 2013

  • Diagnosis and Management of Dry Eyes Part 1

    Diagnosis and management of dry eyes, Part 1

    Dry eye is an increasingly common problem due to an ageing population. However, there are many other causes and associations of dry eyes, including systemic disease and ocular surgery. This VRICS tests your knowledge of the identification and management of dry eye disease.

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    Article type CET VRICS

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

    Published 11 Jan 2013

  • Corneal Refractive Surgery Challenges

    Corneal refractive surgery challenges

    Corneal refractive surgery is an ever-evolving field with over sixty years of innovation following its discovery in 1949 by Jose I. Barraquer. This article addresses common clinical challenges that may arise post-operatively and reviews current treatment and management modalities.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Michael DelGiodice OD, FAAO and Attefa Sultani OD, FAAO

    Published 11 Jan 2013

  • Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

    Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery

    Cataract is the leading cause of world blindness with an incidence increasing each year. This article discusses the management of cataract and describes the application of femtosecond lasers to assist cataract extraction.

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    Article type CET

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

    Published 11 Jan 2013

  • Tonometry: Does Historical Precedent and Familiarity Constrain Development?

    Tonometry: does historical precedent and familiarity constrain development?

    Since no instrument can be assured to be perfectly accurate and GAT does not measure true IOP, is historical precedent and familiarity therefore helping to falsely maintain GAT as 'gold standard'? This article presents compelling evidence in an attempt to answer this question.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Peter Frampton MSc, FCOptom, BAppSc(Optom)(AUS), DipTp(AS), DipTp(SP), DipTp(IP)

    Published 14 Dec 2012

  • To Refer Or Not To Refer? Part 4: Posterior Eye Therapeutics

    To refer or not to refer? Part 4: posterior eye therapeutics

    Readers are encouraged to discuss the cases in this VRICS with their colleagues, conduct simple internet searches and use the references provided to complete the multiple choice questions.

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    Article type CET VRICS

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

    Published 30 Nov 2012

  • Don't Speculate – Communicate: Dispense With Confidence Part 5

    Don't speculate – communicate: dispense with confidence, Part 5

    Good communication skills are essential for anyone involved in dispensing. In this article a plethora of considerations for effective communication is discussed.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Eirian Hughes BSc (Hons), PhD, FBDO

    Published 30 Nov 2012

  • Gonioscopy – Choosing the Angle of Attack: Anterior Eye and Oculoplastics Part 8

    Gonioscopy – choosing the angle of attack: anterior eye and oculoplastics, Part 8

    The clinical technique of gonioscopy is important to learn. It is a difficult technique to master and requires a calm and systematic approach to performing it, if useful diagnostic information is to be gained. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Ian Cunliffe MBChB, FRCS(Glasg), FRCOphth

    Published 30 Nov 2012

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