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OCT scan detected brain tumour

Nicola Ferdinand, 41, a mum-of-three from Langtoft, went for a routine sight test in Bourne, where the optometrist immediately found a worrying anomaly in her eye – a slightly discoloured optic nerve. She was examined | more

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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 – Patient communication

Adam Wannell considers communication techniques from medical practice that optometrists and dispensing opticians can use in their own patient interactions to ensure a patient-centred approach – particularly important with acute presentations. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists and dispensing opticians | | more

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OCT scan detects internal bleeding

Peter Hoey, 46, from Newry, Northern Ireland received a lifesaving blood transfusion following a health complaint that he had ignored until he visited his optometrist.  Peter lives with a chronic illness which gives him regular | more