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CET – Complications of PVD

With most patients experiencing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) over the course of their life, it is something all optometrists are familiar with. Whilst the majority of PVDs are uncomplicated, some can result in secondary complications that can have a serious impact on vision. This article reviews the process of PVD, along with the associated secondary complications that can occur. | more

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CET – Specialist letter charts

The three types of acuity tests discussed in this article are LogMAR charts, contrast sensitivity charts and charts for testing children’s eyesight. Also discussed is the best lighting and testing distances. | more

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CET – Posterior cortical atrophy

Interactive or non-interactive points looking at the symptoms and visual impairments due to degeneration of the posterior regions of the cortex, as well as the current research being carried out to understand more about the condition. | more

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CET – Diabetes and the eye part 5

This article provides a research-based exploration of co-existing eye disease in diabetics, and what the eyecare practitioner needs to know in order to make appropriate decisions for patient management, advice and referral. | more

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CET – Diabetes and the eye part 4

New medical treatments for diabetic macular oedema (DMO) – explaining the clinical features of DMO and treatment options – from laser to antiVEGF and intravitreal steroids, discussing NICE guidance on treatment and explaining the findings of clinical trials. | more

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CET – Assessment of the anterior chamber

This article provides an evidence-based review of assessment methods to effectively establish the risk of anterior chamber angle closure. Interactive and non-interactive points for optometrists or dispensing opticians. | more

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CET – Diabetes and the eye part 3

Many community optometrists are involved in the screening of diabetic retinopathy whilst others are involved in the treatment and monitoring of diabetics following referral. Part 3 of 6 CET modules on diabetes. | more

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CET – Diabetes and the eye part 2

Hospital optometrist Chris Steele, reminds eye care practitioners of the mechanisms by which diabetes can cause vascular disruption as well as the clinical features of diabetic retinopathy and how it is classified. | more