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At Visionstryt we specialise in distance learning. Our website offers dozens of CPD points across all competencies with new modules being added every month. Whether you are an Optometrist or an Optical Dispenser, our website offers you a wide range of CPD content just for you.
Formation, Presentation and Regulation
This article will discuss how cataracts form, associated risk factors and their prevalence. It will also cover how to manage cataracts in practice and when referral is required.
Keratoconus - Management, Guidance and Advice
The aim of this article is to assist you to manage keratoconus, and to guide and inform the patient to the best possible outcome. Organise an optional discussion with a peer to earn an interactive point.
Myopia control: now is the time!
The article reviews the evidence for myopia control and provides practical tips that will facilitate ECPs in practising myopia control.
Minor Eye Conditions Service: Conjunctivitis
This article introduces the minor eye condition services available in community optometric practice, and focuses on presentations of conjunctivitis.
Unilateral Swollen Optic Nerves
This article will provide clinical pearls for you to take back to practice an implement straight away in aiding the differential diagnoses of unilateral swollen optic nerves.
An overview of AMD
This article will provide a reminder of the pathophysiology and classification of AMD, before reviewing the current treatments and management options available. It will also discuss how to effectively and sensitively communicate AMD to patients, and highlight the information that should be provided.
The Lowdown on Demodex
Demodex is one of the most common, but often overlooked, causes of blepharitis and ocular surface inflammation, being associated with between 29% and 74% of all cases of blepharitis. This article will review demodex, its prevalence, its diagnosis and its treatment.
Enhanced Services in Community Practice
Providing a Minor Eye Conditions Service
The investigation and treatment of a range of common eye conditions has become a significant part of community optometry practice. This article will explain some of the legal framework, practical issues around providing the service, and discuss the treatment of some common conditions.
OCT: A guide to differentiating lesions
This article takes a closer look at characteristics of the most common lesions and accompanying ocular conditions seen on OCT scans as well as how to differentially diagnose certain key pathologies in day-to-day practice. Case records will focus on macula pathology and how to diagnose and manage these conditions in practice.
OCT: Everyday Cases From Practice
Test your OCT skills and improve your understanding with these OCT cases from practice.
Retinal Imaging - Case Studies
This course will present 5 patient case studies in which ultra-widefield retinal imaging has been performed. The diagnosis, management and referral protocols for each case will be discussed.
This article provides a brief review of conditions that increase the risk of retinal detachment and includes 4 case studies.
Front to back
This presentation provides an overview of published literature on the role of nutritional supplementation in maintaining eye health with specific focus on dry eye disease and AMD.
Resolving health inequalities for homeless and vulnerable people
Turning strategy into action
This article discusses the barriers faced by homeless people in accessing eye care, the prevalence of uncorrected refractive error and pathology and the difference an eye examination can make to this vulnerable population.
Working safely as a locum
This article will highlight some of the practical and clinical issues locums may face and suggest solutions to mitigate them so you can practice safely and confidently.
Ch-ch-changes in refraction
This article will consider how changes in refraction can indicate underlying pathology. The investigations that should be conducted to aid diagnosis will be discussed as well as management and referral procedures.
SD-OCT analysis in glaucoma screening
The optic nerve is susceptible to alternative types of neuropathies rather than glaucoma that might present with the same symptoms (i.e. disc margin haemorrhages) but more detailed analysis of the structure (i.e. optic nerve thickness profile analysis) might reveal a different type of diagnosis.
Managing Myopia in Practice
This presentation highlights the prevalence of myopia and its association with ocular conditions. The lecture draws upon the most recent research to discuss myopia management strategies, including multifocal lenses and orthokeratology.
Anterior segment tumours
This article will review the prevalence, aetiology, clinical features and treatment of the most common forms of anterior segment ocular tumours.
What's new in glaucoma?
This lecture will consider the latest developments in glaucoma clinics, including diagnostic technology and treatment options.
Looking at diabetes and the eye
This article covers the physiological effects of diabetes to explain diabetic eye disease and how to identify it.
Dry Eye Disease: A Growing Epidemic
This lecture will provide an overview of the growing prevalence of dry eye disease.
Lenses and Harmful Light Protection
This article will provide an overview of harmful light, including sources of exposure and the effects on the eye. In addition, the different types of protective lenses that are available, and how these are manufactured will be discussed.
Glaucoma: Diagnosis, Referral Guidance and Management
This article will review the revised NICE guidance for referral and management of glaucoma patients.
TFOS DEWS II: Expert Insights for Adopting Best Practice in Dry Eye Disease. Definition and Classification
Cataract and the NICE Guidelines
In October 2017, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published new guidance on the management of cataracts in adults.
Oxygen and the eye
This presentation will discuss the role of oxygen supply in the eye and will review how the emerging technique of spectral imaging can be used to map oxygenation of blood in the retina and conjunctiva and to detect abnormal oxygen consumption patterns.
How to Interpret OCT Images: Common Case Histories
This course will discuss the key features of common ocular pathologies to help optometrists make an accurate diagnosis using OCT imaging.
New Treatments for Dry AMD
This lecture will provide some background into age-related macular degeneration (AMD), discuss how the AMD-risk associated mutations affect our immune system and talk about new therapies currently being developed.
Facial Skin Lesions
As seen in etCETera. In this article, we describe the most common skin lesions you are likely to come across and explain how to manage them.
Dispensing Essentials CET Article
This CET article was written to accompany a peer review session.
Bringing Multimodality Imaging to Life
OCT brought to life with OCT LIVE filmed at Eyecare 2017.
Assessing the Anterior Chamber
This course aims to keep your knowledge and skills up to date with useful techniques for assessing the anterior chamber.
Myopia Control: A Practical and Evidence Based Optical Approach
As seen in the January 2017 Issue of etCETera. Login or register to access this CET article.