Understanding new treatment protocols for severe dry eye

 

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of treatment options for severe dry eye disease. Including:

  • Understand the use of anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of extreme dry eye
  • Understand the benefits and contraindications for treatment of dry eye with topical ciclosporin and lifitegrast
  • Understand the benefits, indications and contraindications of amniotic membrane therapy for dry eye

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Glaucoma Management Clinic

Lessons from a glaucoma management clinic

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of glaucoma management. Including:

  • Understand the structural and functional indices that play a role in the monitoring of glaucoma
  • Inform their own glaucoma-management plan based on assessment techniques and workflow used at the CFEH’s Glaucoma Management Clinic
  • Recognise some uncommon differential diagnoses for patients presenting with glaucoma-like clinical features
  • Review an example of a collaborative approach to the diagnosis and management of a patient presenting with potentially glaucomatous clinical features

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Atropine for myopia control: science and practice

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of atropine as a treatment for myopia management. Including: 

  • Understand the clinical rationale for the use of low-concentration atropine in the treatment of myopia
  • Understand the clinical safety and efficacy profiles of atropine
  • Explain to parents and patients the value of atropine intervention
  • Understand the clinical treatment protocols of atropine

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Axial length matters in myopia management

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of axial length measurement in myopia management. Including: 

  • Understand the role of axial length as a predictor for myopic pathology
  • Understand how the rate of axial length growth differs between emmetropes and myopes
  •  Discern the rationale for the use of axial length growth charts to determine the potential risk of myopia in paediatric patients
  • Be acquainted with the main axial length measurement methods.

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Femtosecond laser cataract surgery and its place in 2022

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS). Including:

  • Identify patients who would benefit from FLACS and write informed referrals
  • Learn the benefits and risks of FLACS
  • Understand the steps in the patient experience as they undergo FLACS
  • Understand post-operative complications and co-management

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Optical coherence tomography angiography: hype or hope?

 

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). Including:

  • Recognise the limitations of OCT-A, including common artefacts, compared to fluorescein angiography
  • Appreciate the core technical principles of OCT-A
  • Understand the evolving clinical applications of OCT-A

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Inherited retinal diseases – the patient journey

 

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of the patient journey following referral for inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). Including:

  • The four steps of assessment and management of patients with, or suspected of having, IRDs
  • Investigations assisting diagnosis of IRDs and determining visual function
  • An understanding of the genetic workforce and their role in the diagnosis, management, treatment and counselling of patients with IRDs
  • IRD patient management protocols

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Detection of inherited retinal diseases in primary care

 

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of the ocular and systemic conditions involved in the care of patients with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). Including:

  • Classification of IRDs; common IRD signs and symptoms
  • Key clinical investigations, including imaging technologies, to determine subtypes of IRDs
  • Understanding the referral guidelines for patients with IRDs
  • Knowing the low-vision and blindness support services available for people with IRDs

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