Waldo Emerson, a 19th century philosopher and poet, is quoted as saying: “A man is what he thinks he is all day”. The power of the mind is an amazing thing, and the mind plays | more
Article on the relatively rare but potentially sight-threatening condition contact lens-related microbial keratitis, its management and referral of cases that do not respond to treatment. | more
In this article non-inflammatory corneal responses to CL wear are considered. Typical corneal and limbal presenting signs and symptoms are discussed in terms of the known causes, differential diagnoses and pathophysiological processes involved. The proper use of diagnostic dyes is also discussed.
This module examines common potential complications associated with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), including their prevention and management. | more
This article outlines the current understanding of the effects CL wear may have on the conjunctiva. These include hyperaemia, staining, indentation, epithelial flaps, lid parallel conjunctival folds, lid wiper epitheliopathy and papillary conjunctivitis. | more
The range of vitreoretinal surgical indications has grown because of the increased availability of finer gauged instrumentation with improved safety profiles. This module will explore each of the surgical techniques which are used to treat the more severe conditions.
This CET serves to remind the optometrist and contact lens optician of the general procedures involved when examining the anterior segment with a slit lamp | more
The problem of dry eye in contact lens (CL) wear remains a significant challenge in modern practice. CL wearers commonly complain of ‘dryness, burning or stinging’ during wear, leading to CL intolerance as a direct consequence of dry eye. This CET module discusses management of dry eye conditions associated with contact lens wear.
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Complications may occur with any contact lens type and wearing regimen and, when they do occur, can vary from mild to sight-threatening conditions. In the first of a new series, Chris Steele discusses CL-related complications. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians. | more