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Bill Harvey concludes his series looking at the use of digital technology in the management of low vision patients with a discussion of adaptive technology (C78660, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the first in a series looking at myopia and its management in children, Dr Annegret Dahlmann-Noor discusses the nature and prevalence of myopia, its risk factors and the impact it is predicted to have upon individuals and healthcare systems across Europe (C78622, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Because of the potential to do harm, paediatric dispensing is a key skill and core competency for all dispensing opticians and optometrists – especially those that supervise others and ‘sign off’ children’s spectacles dispensing. Here Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black cover the essentials of the art, science and legalities of dispensing to children (C78587 suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey introduces the first of several CET exercises that are based around the series on contact lens practice that concluded last month (C78565, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
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The importance of confirming informed consent affects much of modern clinical practice (see page 23 of this week’s CET, for example). In the next in his series on the subject, Dr Nizar Hirji introduces a case scenario for discussion based around a patient for whom dilation is considered (C78412, one interactive distance learning point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the fourth article in this series, Bill Harvey continues his review of some of the more useful apps that might benefit our patients with sight loss (C78518, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the 10th article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Louise Madden discusses the correction of presbyopia with contact lenses (C76871, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Doina Gherghel discusses the impact of Covid-19 upon elderly patients and those with sight loss. (C76810, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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With many of the risk factors for eye disease, and poor health in general, being modifiable, David Cartwright explains why eye care professionals are well placed to introduce tailored advice about lifestyle change, and shows how local schemes are already contributing to improvements in long term health profiles. The previous focus on treatment and correction is currently under severe strain and a structured approach to improved prevention is likely to be an important part of our role in years to come (C76817, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the second article focusing on binocular vision as an influence upon spectacle correction, Peter Black and Tina Arbon explain the anatomical basis of eye movement and how each eye moves relative to the other (C76782, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Andy Sanders considers the common reasons for non-adaptation of progressive power lenses and how they might best be avoided (C76781, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Emma Pead looks at the development of an artificial intelligence system for the detection of age-related macular degeneration (C76731, one distance learning point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Bob Tucker, John Pruitt and Greg Sawyer discuss the influence of contact lens surface properties and clinical outcomes in lens wearers (C76680, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
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Dr Kathy Dumbleton and Anna Sulley summarise the key points from a recent peer-reviewed paper summarising the evidence of the published literature that supports the benefits of both a 1 day modality and silicone hydrogel materials from patient needs to clinical performance, health outcomes and compliance, and highlights the advantages that can be provided to both new and existing contact lens wearers. (C76679, one distance learning point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Doina Gherghel concludes her review of the adverse effects of ophthalmic drugs with a further look at intravitreal drugs and those used during surgical procedures (C 76604, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
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Ian Davies introduces a third interactive CET exercise based upon his recent series on communication, this time looking at patient education (C76605, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the first of two articles looking at prisms, both prescribed and induced, Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black offer a revision of some core aspects of eye movements and binocular vision and the purpose and production of prescribed prism (C76568, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the second of her two articles highlighting deafness awareness, Cirta Tooth focuses upon dual sensory loss and the best approach to communicating with the deaf-blind when dealing with their eye care (C76541, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the second in our series discussing the link between systemic health and eye disease, Dr Rohit Narayan argues how the microbiome influences the presentation of age-related macular degeneration and how we might be better considering AMD as an inflammatory condition (C76477, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists)
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Following his recent article on informed consent and its application within eye care practice, Dr Nizar Hirji introduces a case scenario for discussion based around the fitting of contact lenses requested for extended wear (C76187, one interactive distance learning point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Continuing our series on contact lenses and comfort developed with Alcon, Bill Harvey introduces a new interactive CET exercise aimed at developing discussions about the management of comfort in our lens wearers (TBC, one interactive distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In the first in a series of three articles, Dr Rohit Narayan will discuss the importance of the gut microbiome to our general wellbeing, how it interacts with the immune system and its impact on a variety of general health and ocular conditions (C76369, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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