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CET: Contact lens series Part 5 – Complications of contact lens wear: microbial and sterile infiltrative keratitis

Optometrists – particularly those who are IP qualified – can now treat a wide range of red eye conditions, many of which are associated with CL-related ocular complications. This article discusses the diagnosis and management of CL-related microbial keratitis, referral guidelines, and the importance of consent in CL practice. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for contact lens opticians, optometrists, therapeutic optometrists and dispensing opticians | more

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CET: Anterior segment physiology and assessment

This multi-media module, by Adam Wannell, uses video to remind the optometrist and contact lens optician of the procedures involved when examining the anterior segment with a slit lamp, highlighting the wide range of physiological findings in order that pathological findings can be more readily distinguished. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for dispensing opticians, contact lens opticians and optometrists | more

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CET: Contact lens series Part 2 – Diagnosis and management of contact lens-related dry eye

Approximately 50% of all soft contact lens wearers complain of symptoms related to dryness, rising with increasing age to 68% in presbyopes. The ability to diagnose and manage the underlying conditions and manage symptoms effectively is critical to ensure safe, long-term contact lens wear. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for dispensing opticians, contact lens opticians and optometrists | more

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CET: Vitreoretinal surgery – Indications for surgery

The spectrum of vitreoretinal surgical indications has grown because of the increased availability of finer gauged instrumentation with improved safety profiles. This article explores these conditions and the surgical techniques used to treat them. | 1 interactive or non-interactive CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians | more

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CET: Diagnosis and management of uveitis

Uveitis is responsible for approximately 10-15% of all blindness worldwide and it is the most common form of intraocular inflammation. This article looks at the signs, symptoms and management options that a community optometrist should be aware of in order to treat the condition appropriately and/or refer in a timely way. 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and therapeutic optometrists. | more