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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 in refractive surgery – Part 1

    Shared care in refractive surgery, Part 1

    Optometrist Michelle Hanratty begins her dedicated refractive surgery series by considering the types of procedures available and discussing the important contraindications to treatment. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Michelle Hanratty BSc (Hons) MCOptom

    Published 23 Jan 2015

  • Orthokeratology: a clinical overview

    Orthokeratology: a clinical overview

    This article provides background information on the principles and mechanisms of orthokeratology, advice on patient selection and management, with further discussion on its role in myopia control.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Laura Downie PhD

    Published 09 Jan 2015

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  • Cases of retinal and macular disease

    Cases of retinal and macular disease

    Hospital optometrist Stanley Keys presents a range of clinical images relating to retinal and macular conditions that may be encountered in routine practice to test recognition and knowledge skills.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Stanley Keys

    Published 09 Jan 2015

  • Amblyopia treatment beyond the critical period

    Amblyopia treatment beyond the critical period

    What factors should a practitioner consider when treating a 13-year-old child with amblyopia who seldom wears their spectacles? The purpose of this article is to acquaint the practitioner with research on amblyopia treatment in older children and to highlight how thinking is changing. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Professor Brendan Barrett

    Published 09 Jan 2015

  • Fuchs' corneal endothelial dystrophy

    Fuchs' corneal endothelial dystrophy

    This article discusses the features, prevalence and presentation of Fuchs' corneal endothelial dystrophy with guidance on how to manage these patients in practice. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Matthew Edwards MBChB, FRCOphth

    Published 15 Dec 2014

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    Cornea and refractive surgery

    Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Allon Barsam presents a range of clinical images relating to corneal disease along with conditions resulting from refractive surgery to test the practitioner’s recognition skills and understanding of the cases.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Allon Barsam MB, BS, MA, FRCOphth

    Published 12 Dec 2014

  • Clinical ophthalmic investigation of multiple sclerosis

    Clinical ophthalmic investigation of multiple sclerosis

    Neuroscientist, Dr Ben Newman Wright and neurologist, Dr Yannis Zoukos, present an article focusing on multiple sclerosis (MS) from a clinical perspective and builds from a medical overview to focus on visual presentation, therapy and treatments.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Ben Newman Wright MSc, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS and Dr Yannis Zoukos MD, PhD

    Published 12 Dec 2014

  • Can optometrists help to prevent falls?

    This video provides guidance on how optometrists and dispensing opticians can play a part in falls prevention, particularly in relation to the types of spectacle lenses and refractive correction prescribed to elderly, frail patients.

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Professor David Elliot

    Published 04 Dec 2014

  • Characteristics of normal and abnormal pupils – Part 2

    Characteristics of normal and abnormal pupils, Part 2

    In the second part of this series on abnormal pupils, optometrist Dr Janis Orr discusses the importance of pupil assessment by considering abnormalities that may present in practice and relates the findings to the underlying neurological pathways discussed in the last issue.

     

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Janis Orr PhD, MCOptom

    Published 28 Nov 2014

  • The role for nutrition in dry eye disease

    The role for nutrition in dry eye disease

    When it comes to any highly prevalent and chronic disease, understanding risk factors is key to giving the correct advice to support patients, and dry eye disease is no exception. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Professor Christine Purslow PhD, MCOptom, FBCLA, FIACLE

    Published 28 Nov 2014

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