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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.

  • Verification and identification of contact lenses

    Verification and identification of contact lenses

    With content relevant to practitioners from all disciplines this article highlights the importance of contact lens inspection and verification. A summary of the key industrial standards currently in use is given to aid the understanding of how inspection of contact lenses is conducted.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Benjamin Coldrick

    Published 18 Apr 2015

  • OCT and acute vision loss: part 2

    This video allows you to observe three real case discussions taking place, involving practitioners who are all new to optical coherence tomography. After each case, there will be a detailed explanation by an ophthalmic imaging expert.

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Chris Mody

    Published 08 Apr 2015

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  • Monitoring activity in a minor eye conditions service

    Monitoring activity in a minor eye conditions service

    Community-based optometrist, Wendy Craven, discusses the initial activity of Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale’s minor eye conditions service for which she is the clinical lead.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Wendy Craven

    Published 07 Apr 2015

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    Is it normal? Peripheral retinal findings, Part 1

    It is important for the clinician to accurately distinguish between normal and abnormal peripheral retinal findings in order to determine the proper patient management strategy. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Kate Lanier

    Published 03 Apr 2015

  • Paediatric cases

    Paediatric cases

    A series of images with a paediatric theme are presented in this VRICS to test the practitioner’s recognition ability and management skills for a diverse range of cases.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Colm McAlinden and Eirini Skiadaresi

    Published 03 Apr 2015

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    Dispensing to the elderly adults

    This article provides practical advice to be considered when dispensing to older patients. Topics for discussion include appropriate frame and lens selection, along with fitting and tinting options for a generation of patients with varied requirements.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Sally Bates

    Published 03 Apr 2015

  • OCT and acute vision loss: part 1

    This video allows you to observe three real case discussions taking place, involving practitioners who are all new to optical coherence tomography. After each case, there will be a detailed explanation by an ophthalmic imaging expert.

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Chris Mody

    Published 24 Mar 2015

  • Microperimetry – a clinical overview

    Microperimetry – a clinical overview

    This article outlines the role of microperimetry by covering the history, commercial instrumentation and clinical use of the technique. It also discusses the conditions where this relatively unknown procedure can be applied clinically in routine practice.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Jennifer H Acton

    Published 21 Mar 2015

  • How to retain and gain from contact lens technology

    How to retain and gain from contact lens technology

    Karl Aberdeen and Bradley Rogers review factors associated with contact lens dropout and outline ways to encourage retention by prescribing modern contact lenses that meet wearer needs.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Karl Aberdeen and Bradley Rogers

    Published 20 Mar 2015

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    Eccentric viewing and steady eye techniques

    Dispensing optician and low vision specialist, Amanda Reeves, highlights the use of the training techniques that can be employed to assist patients with visual loss. The methods are discussed along with the type of patients that are most likely to benefit from this approach.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Amanda Reeves

    Published 06 Mar 2015

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