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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.

  • Hospital glaucoma clinic referrals

    Hospital glaucoma clinic referrals

    Hopsital and community-based optometrist, Cara Burns, discusses the new optometric referrals to the Eye Unit at Royal Bolton Hospital. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Cara Burns

    Published 27 Nov 2014

  • Characteristics of normal and abnormal pupils – Part 1

    Characteristics of normal and abnormal pupils, Part 1

    In Part 1 of a two-part series, optometrist Janis Orr describes the underlying pathways that serve pupil function and provides an overview of the clinical assessments that should be undertaken as a part of a routine eye examination.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Janis Orr PhD, MCOptom

    Published 14 Nov 2014

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  • Fungal keratitis – a cause for concern?

    Fungal keratitis – a cause for concern?

    Following on from a fascinating article on Acanthamoeba keratitis , Nicole Carnt turns her attention to fungal keratitis. A condition that is seemingly on the rise, this article considers the risk factors, presentation, diagnosis and its treatment.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Nicole Carnt BOptom, PhD, FAAO, FBCLA

    Published 14 Nov 2014

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    Binocular vision assessment

    This article provides an opportunity for optometrists to meet their CET requirement for the binocular vision competency with a range of images presented by optometrist Andrew Millington.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Andrew Millington MSc, MCOptom

    Published 31 Oct 2014

  • C38251Chloroquineandhydroxychloroquineoptometricconsiderationsthumbnail

    Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine – optometric considerations

    Optometrists play a key role in identifying the possibility of ocular adverse reactions to systemic medication. This article discusses the potential ocular manifestations that may be observed in patients taking hydroxychloroquine.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Christian French MOptom (Hons), MCOptom

    Published 31 Oct 2014

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    Thyroid eye disease

    Optometrist, Mark Petrarca details the clinical features of thyroid eye disease covering the ocular manifestations, prevalence, underlying pathophysiology and treatment options for the patient.
     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mark Petrarca BSc (Hons) MCOptom

    Published 31 Oct 2014

  • Appropriate and accurate urgent referrals

    Appropriate and accurate urgent referrals

    Community-based optometrist Matthew Jinkinson discusses the urgent referrals made by Stockport's Minor Eye Conditions service.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Matthew Jinkinson

    Published 30 Oct 2014

  • C37877Inpraiseoftheconjunctivathumbnail

    In praise of the conjunctiva

    In this article, optometrist Angela McNamee pays homage to the conjunctiva by outlining its numerous functions. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Angela McNamee MCOptom, FBDO (Hons) CL, FBCLA, Cert Ed

    Published 17 Oct 2014

  • C37955Choroidalneovascularmembranethumbnail

    Choroidal neovascular membrane

    This article will detail the essential aspects of choroidal neovascular membranes by covering classification, patient symptoms, clinical signs, evaluation techniques, common causes, treatment and prognosis. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Kate Lanier OD, FAAO

    Published 17 Oct 2014

  • Nutrition and the eye: AREDS demystified

    This video will review the latest literature concerning nutrition and supplements with respect to ocular disease and will examine the current literature in the context of clinical practice.

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    Article type CET Video

    Published 10 Oct 2014

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