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The peripheral retina

In the first in a series of case studies looking at the use of the Optomap scanning laser ophthalmoscope in optometric practice, Kevin Lewis describes a recent experience

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Eye essentials 5

In the last of our features based on the Eye Essential textbooks, Dr Robert Cubbidge describes the visual pathway and its relationship with the visual field. CET module C2354

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Let battle commence

This year's AOP National Optometric Conference attracted the highest number of delegates to date, with more than 180 people making the trip to York. Emma White reports on the move against changes to the GOS

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Running a successful optical practice - Part 8

Rightly or wrongly, the fact is that 'money makes the world go round' and your ability to manage the financial side of your practice is critical to its ongoing success or its eventual demise. Richard Peck discusses financial management

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Evaluating the quality of life of low vision patients

Anita Morrison-Fokken explains the rationale behind the Focus-QoL quality of life evaluation tool created specifically for use at the Low Vision Centre at Birmingham Focus on Blindness and how it is used on a daily basis in the clinics. She also looks at how it may become a useful outcome measure for high street practices

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Joining the refractive evolution

Emma Firmager outlines some of the highlights from the 12th Annual Congress of the British Society of Refractive Surgery, starting with aberrometry and taking in developments in technology

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Optometrist subject 2 - Professional conduct

We continue our look at GOC core competencies by addressing the second of the core subjects which relates to professional conduct. As can be seen from the list below, the categories relating to optometry are quite broad and less specific than those for the second core subject for dispensing opticians as will be seen next week

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A 90-year tour of duty

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Peter Hurcomb gives a dramatic account of the war-time experience of Stewart Harris and the rehabilitation he has received at St Dunstan's, the visual impairment charity for ex-servicemen which is celebrating its 90th annversary

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Core subject 1 Communication skills

We continue our weekly look at the GOC core competencies by expanding our argument over the significance of good communication skills for accurate history and symptoms taking