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CET – Adapting clinical practice to support patients with communication issues

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..

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CET – An ageing population

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

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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