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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.

  • Developments in glaucoma management

    Developments in glaucoma management

    This article discusses approaches to managing glaucoma, including medication, laser treatment and surgical intervention. Exciting developments in micro-invasive surgery are described bringing practitioners up to date with the treatment options available.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Louise Stainer MCOptom and Imran Masood MBChB, MRCS(Ed), FRCOphth

    Published 22 Aug 2014

  • Low vision: the bigger picture

    Filmed in two low vision centres, this video shows you how to adapt your routine for low vision patients, how to help with optical aids and how other professionals step in when magnifiers aren't enough.

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Dr Zahra Jessa

    Published 18 Aug 2014

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  • How to fit frames and influence people

    This video about effective dispensing follows a patient journey, from entering the practice to ordering spectacles.

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Sally Bates

    Published 08 Aug 2014

  • Acute eye services

    Acute eye services

    Rachel Thomas, an optometrist at Moorfields Bedford Eye Unit, shares the findings of a review of the primary complaint and diagnosis of patients at the acute clinic pathway in Bedford.
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Rachel Thomas

    Published 01 Aug 2014

  • Retinal carotenoids – more than meets the eye

    Retinal carotenoids – more than meets the eye

    This article considers how carotenoids are released from our food, transported and processed through the body, and deposited in the retina.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Subhi Khandelwal MOptom and Ian Murray PhD, MSc, FCOptom

    Published 01 Aug 2014

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    Demodex – at the root of the problem

    Demodex infestation is a little known cause of blepharitis. Sarah Farrant outlines the clinical presentation of Demodex mites and explains the appropriate steps required to successfully manage this condition in practice. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Sarah Farrant MCOptom, Dip TP IP

    Published 01 Aug 2014

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    Clinical decision-making, Part 3

    In the final part of the series, hospital optometrist Stanley Keys simulates the diversity of cases encountered in practice by presenting a range of images to test the practitioners recognition and decision-making skills.

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    Article type CET VRICS

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

    Published 01 Aug 2014

  • Epiphora – an update

    Epiphora – an update

    Watery eye is a common cause of referral by optometrists into secondary care. With appropriate assessment to identify the cause/s, many of these cases can be suitably managed in primary care by recommending simple lifestyle changes.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Cornelia Poitelea MSc, FRCOphth, Raman Malhotra FRCOphth and Shruti Malde MCOptom, Dip Tp (AS), Dip Tp (SP)

    Published 18 Jul 2014

  • Learning disabilities – the history and symptoms routine

    Learning disabilities – the history and symptoms routine

    It can become all too easy to adopt an almost automated approach to history and symptom taking. This article highlights the importance of this and emphasises the need to tailor methods when communicating with patients who have poor or non-verbal communication skills.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Andrew Millington and Stephanie Campbell

    Published 18 Jul 2014

  • Contact lenses for children: an unmet need for the child and the practitioner

    Contact lenses for children: an unmet need for the child and the practitioner

    This article discusses the potential for fitting young people with contact lenses. From Professor Evans' perspective as a community optometrist, he outlines the visual, cosmetic and practical advantages that contact lenses can offer this cohort.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Professor Bruce Evans

    Published 04 Jul 2014

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