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By Jo Watkins, Consultant Psychiatrist working within the NHS. She has a special interest in people with Charles Bonnet Syndrome and other visual phenomena associated with sight loss. The module will detail the impact of a range of mental health conditions in adults on communication needs, and understand appropriate ways to plan and adapt communication to optimise eyecare delivery for patients with dementia or autistic spectrum disorders..
This 1 point CET module deals with the increased clinical skills, time, extra patience and modified communication techniques necessary for examining and dispensing to elderly patients | more
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
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
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
Developed by Professor Kathryn Saunders – evidence-based management and referral of children with anisometropic amblyopia, including an overview of assessment techniques and intervention strategies. | more
In this article the author takes an evidence-based look at factors that modify the rate of onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy or the development of visual loss owing to DR. | more
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
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