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  1. 2CPD Pts: Optimal Outcomes in Cataract Surgery:...

    Dr. Katherine Smallcombe | 30 September 2015

    The relationship between optometrist and patient often spans many years or even decades. Despite the established history, when a patient develops cataract and requires referral to an ophthalmologist, the optometrist can at times feel like a spectator –... Read More

  2. 2CPD Pts: Proactive Prescribing An Evidence-Based ...

    Helen Gleave and Adele Jefferies | 28 September 2015

    When it comes to contact lens prescribing, in order to keep up-to-date with ever evolving technology, practitioners need to constantly review their prescribing strategy. There’s a need to find balance between practising in an evidence-based manner, but... Read More

  3. 2TCPD Pts: Allergic Eye Disease

    Dr. Nicole Carnt | 26 August 2015

    Allergic eye disease is a localised response, often, but not always associated with rhinitis (a nasal allergic response). There is a spectrum of disease that varies with the affected population and is mostly but not always tempered by the season and climatic... Read More

  4. 2MCPD Pts: Innovating for Multifocal Fitting...

    Kurt Moody, Hickson-Curran, Wooley and Ruston | 26 August 2015

    The technical features and clinical performance of a new multifocal contact lens gives eye care practitioners the ability to meet the needs of the ageing eye, increase the prescribing rate for multifocal contact lenses and deliver real benefits to more... Read More

  5. 2CPD Pts: The Multifocal Mindset

    David Stephensen | 28 July 2015

    Presbyopia is an epidemic that affects the majority of people beyond 43 years of age.1 This insidious condition slowly robs the visual system of the function of accommodation,1 thus rendering the sufferer unable to focus on objects within an arm’s span. ... Read More

  6. 2CPD Pts: Prevalence and Pathologies of High...

    Prof. Brien A Holden, David Wilson and Monica Jong | 28 July 2015

    As the global prevalence of myopia and high myopia continues to rise, optometrists and ophthalmologists should consider a multi-faceted approach to myopia control that combines behavioural, optical and pharmacological treatments. Additionally, monitoring and... Read More

  7. 2CPD Pts: The March of Myopia

    Annette Hoskin | 28 July 2015

    The incidence of global myopia is escalating sharply. People with high myopia, generally classified as greater than -5 dioptres, are at increased risk of retinal detachment, cataracts, glaucoma and blindness. With almost 20 per cent of university-aged people... Read More

  8. 2CPD Pts: The State of Soft Contact Lens Comfort

    Dr. Robin Chalmers | 26 June 2015

    Contact lens comfort is a complex topic and vital to successful fitting. This article reviews the research into soft contact lens-related dryness, the most important hurdle to satisfactory wear. The past few years have seen important developments in the... Read More

  9. 2CPD Pts: Limbal Stem Cell Dysfunction

    Dr. Nicole Carnt | 24 June 2015

    When there is a deficiency of limbal stem cells, the corneal surface is prone to epithelial defects, inflammation, vascularisation and eventual conjunctivalisation.1 For the patient, poor vision, ocular pain and discomfort result. As we are well aware, a... Read More

  10. 2CPD Pts: Back to the Future The Dry Eye Workshop ...

    Margaret Lam | 26 May 2015

    The Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS) report provides a comprehensive insight into diagnosing and managing dry eye. This article provides a practical summary of the findings for optometrists in clinical practice; and how to sharpen clinical skills on the detection and... Read More

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