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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.

  • C39798Epiretinalmembranethumbnail

    Epiretinal membrane

    The presence of an epiretinal membrane (ERM) is often detected during routine optometric examination. Patients may be asymptomatic with normal visual acuity, have mild visual dysfunction, which has no impact on their quality of life, or have symptomatic blurring and/or distortion. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Rahila Zakir and Graham Duguid

    Published 06 Mar 2015

  • C39940Anteriorsegmentthumbnail

    Anterior segment

    Hospital optometrist, Stanley Keys, presents a selection of anterior segment images of various cases to test the practitioner’s recognition and management skills

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Stanley Keys

    Published 06 Mar 2015

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  • Shared care in refractive surgery – Part 3

    Shared care in refractive surgery, Part 3

    Optometrist Michelle Hanratty completes her series on refractive surgery by considering the complications that can arise in some cases following LASIK, LASEK, phakic intraocular lens implantation and refractive lens exchange.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Michelle Hanratty

    Published 21 Feb 2015

  • Large diameter gas permeable contact lenses

    Large diameter gas permeable contact lenses

    This reviews the indications for using modern large diameter gas permeable contact lenses, their advantages over other lens modalities and an overview of the fitting techniques used for popular commercially available designs detailing the characteristics of a well-fitting lens.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Andrew Elder Smith

    Published 21 Feb 2015

  • OCT: interpreting the image

    This video shows a systematic approach to interpreting the OCT, use of terminology and when to refer. We use case examples and explore what happens in the hospital setting.

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Chris Mody

    Published 16 Feb 2015

  • Repeat and follow up tests

    Repeat and follow up tests

    Hospital and community-based optometrist, Jane Gray, discusses whether the protocols covering repeat and follow up tests requested by optometrists working in community practices are effective.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Jane Gray

    Published 08 Feb 2015

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma

    An assessment of optic nerve head appearance, knowledge of gonioscopic landmarks, visual field interpretation and an understanding of factors affecting IOP measurement are all required to successfully complete the accompanying MCQs.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Stanley Keys

    Published 06 Feb 2015

  • Ocular complications during pregnancy

    Ocular complications during pregnancy

    Optometrist, Mark Petrarca, discusses the physiological changes to the eye that can occur during pregnancy. He provides further detail on the effects of pregnancy on pre-existing ocular disease and the eye diseases that can arise during this time.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mark Petrarca BSc (Hons), MCOptom

    Published 06 Feb 2015

  • Shared care in refractive surgery – part 2

    Shared care in refractive surgery, Part 2

    Optometrist Michelle Hanratty continues her series on refractive surgery by detailing the normal outcome that patients should expect following these elective procedures.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Michelle Hanratty BSc (Hons) MCOptom

    Published 06 Feb 2015

  • Influence of contact lens surface properties on wearing success

    Influence of contact lens surface properties on wearing success

    With content relevant to practitioners from all disciplines, optometrist and researcher, Dr Heiko Pult, highlights the importance of the contact lens material measures: wettability and coefficient of friction, and discusses their influence upon successful wear.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Heiko Pult PhD, MSc, FAAO, FBCLA, FEAOO

    Published 23 Jan 2015

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