CET feedback: Litigation and the practitioner 3

Clinical Practice
Bill Harvey and Dr Nizar Hirji discuss the third in our series of interactive CET exercises centred around litigation and the eye care practitioner (C59847)

This exercise centred around a scenario concerning attended your place of practice (not part of an NHS hospital), for an eye exam, complaining of persistent headaches having been advised by her GP that she should firstly check with an optometrist if she needs new spectacles. The case details are summarised here.

Case for consideration

History and symptoms revealed nothing significant or untoward save for the persistent headaches, and no binocular vision or any other ocular anomaly was noted during the eye examination. The spectacle prescription was duly dispensed and the optometrist requested that a visual field assessment be conducted when the spectacles were collected.

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