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Looking at the impact of the lesser known effects of glaucoma, in order to improve understanding and care of patient.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has been accredited as a provider of the Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina by the College.

How frequently you should you carry out regular eye examinations on a patient with glaucoma?

The College provides the latest news, research, advice and guidance on glaucoma, and all the key optical topics. These are regularly reviewed to ensure you are completely up-to-date with your practice.

The Enhanced Scheme Evaluation Project (ESEP) was launched in October 2012 to conduct evaluations of different enhanced/community-based eye care service models.

In each issue, Acuity poses a topical question on a tricky scenario to a panel of members.

An understanding of the effects of glaucoma surgery on vision and ocular comfort has also led to a modification of surgical techniques.

The College of Optometrists has accredited the University of Hertfordshire as a provider of the Professional Certificate in Glaucoma.

There are plenty of ways that we can help you develop your career, whatever your job role, experience or professional and personal goals.

From refractive error to dashed career opportunities, Kim Thomas discusses the lifelong consequences of amblyopia.

This study shows that optometrists report finding additional training beneficial to their clinical practice and can be successfully trained to reduce false-positive ocular hypertensive referrals.

Guidance opens opportunities for optometrists with relevant higher qualifications to support multidisciplinary workforce.

A College-accredited higher qualification will equip you for new challenges and responsibilities, and support your continuing professional development and career progression.

A message from Colin Davidson, College President.

The work of the OLGA clinic at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Guidance published recommending NHS commissioners to make better use of expertise in primary eye care.

Podcast: Martin speaks to Patrick "Paddy" Gunn, Principal Optometrist for Education and Training at The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, about life in the hospital, glaucoma referral research and education and training.

Kim Thomas explores ocular immune privilege – how does it work, what benefits does it offer and what happens when it goes wrong?

The iCARE is a rebound tonometer that does not require the use of an anaesthetic.

The consultation covered OCT use in diabetic retinopathy referral, shared decision making for cataract surgery, and glaucoma referral criteria.

Clinical files: I have been told to perform IOP measurement on all patients under 16. What should I do?

Eye health issues that are making the news.

Articles cover: The NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of COAG and ocular hypertension, glaucoma detection, cataract development in relation to morphology and depression and acquired visual Impairment.

We have responded to the The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s investigation on the “Lack of timely monitoring of patients with glaucoma”.

Clinical Files: Do I have to complete a new sight test, even though they are within their recall period?

Dr David Robert Grimes looks at the eye health issues that are making the news.

Articles in this edition cover intraocular scatter and visual performances, the structure–function relationship in glaucoma, current trends in macular hole management and visual acuity and visual satisfaction.

With nominations deadline for the Research Excellence Awards fast approaching, we’re talking to previous winners about the outstanding research happening in optometry, optics and vision science.

Clinical files: Should I measure intra-ocular pressure pre and post dilation on every patient that I perform a dilation on?

Dr David Robert Grimes looks at the eye health issues that are making the news.

Articles in this edition cover: Conjunctival response to soft contact lens wear, medical management of chronic open-angle glaucoma, vortex keratopathy and Fabry disease, ocular genetics in clinical practice, and customer service leadership .

We have responded to the UK National Screening Committee's consultation on glaucoma.

Member briefing: The revised NICE guideline Glaucoma: diagnosis and management came into effect on 1 November 2017. The member briefing below summarises the main points and outlines how it will affect you in practice.

Articles cover: laser treatment, advances in the surgical management of glaucoma, equipment for domicilary work and the Guide Dog Partnership.

The College of Optometrists is running Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize as a month-long online learning event for members, starting from Tuesday 2 March.

Clinical files: A patient with a family history of glaucoma refuses to let you look inside her eyes, despite needing a new pair of glasses. What should you do?

How the camaraderie and clinical challenges in hospital optometry inspire this Consultant Optometrist.

Articles in this issue cover: An optometric-led glaucoma assessment service, colour coding in the identification of lens power in optometric practice , a review of soft contact lens solutions and an Introduction to Psychiatry; Part 2

Develop your glaucoma decision-making and management skills with our CET and CPD

Podcast: We talk to Dr Jonathan Denniss MCOptom who discusses the strengths and limitations of using OCT for glaucoma diagnosis and gives practical advice on how OCT can be used by optometrists.

Dr Keziah Latham, the low vision specialist, discusses how teaching, research and clinical practice are interlinked.

Articles cover: The medical management of diabetes; the Glaucomatous Optic Disc, retinal haemorrhage and ophthalmic lens materials.

This guidance has been developed by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and the College of Optometrists (CoO) in response to the pandemic and may be subject to change.

Use our online resources and materials to support your continuing professional development and earn essential CPD points.

The senior clinical teaching fellow and higher qualifications expert discusses working in an education role alongside clinical practice.

Articles in this edition of OiP cover angle closure glaucoma in optometric practice, colour vision testing, children and contact lenses, and hereditary ocular diseases in childhood.

Contact lens technologies that can treat disease, and a possible link between caffeine intake and IOP.

Welcome back to the UK’s leading optometry event!

Kieran Loft on his last stint at Acuity, and other changes in optometry.

Articles cover: Low vision; HES case studies, a community ophthalmic service for the management of paediatric refractive eye problems; glaucoma co-management; contact lens devices in the management of corneal and ocular surface disease; and extended roles in hospital optometry.

Podcast: In this episode, Daniel talks to Adam Wannell MCOptom about glaucoma decision making.

Lockdowns led to cancelled operations and check-ups. Becky McCall looks at the legacy of the pandemic for eye disease and sight loss, and the lessons that have been learned.

This article explains the current understanding of the risk factors, diagnosis, limitations and management of glaucoma in myopes.

Podcast: Daniel catches up with Angela Whitaker MCOptom following her webinar where she presented case studies from glaucoma clinical practice patients who have been diagnosed and managed by optometrists.

A six-year College project to evaluate the effectiveness of enhanced service schemes is ending. Acuity speaks to its co-principal investigator Dr Robert Harper FCOptom

The classification, risk factors and detection of glaucoma.

Podcast: Dr Dan Rosser MCOptom answers questions there wasn't time to cover during his live webinar on two common laser interventions for glaucoma and related conditions.

We asked five industry experts to round up the optical successes of 2018, and what they predict for the year ahead.

Our Editor in Chief, Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, looks back at what's been another challenging year.

Podcast: Daniel talks to Michelle Hanratty MCOptom Dip Tp(IP) on how to decide what is best for your patient.

People of different ethnicities are at increased risk of different eye conditions.

From ocular allergy, through cosmetics and genetic disorders of the anterior eye, to driving without spectacle correction.

Supporting patients in using their eye drops safely and easily.

Not only is 2020 the year of vision, but it also happens to be Optometry in Practice's 20 year anniversary. Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, looks back at key publications to see what's changed in that time.

A message from the President of the College of Optometrists.

This article provides a current perspective of the genetics of anterior eye disease and describes the genes associated with each disorder, how the presence of abnormal genes may cause disease and the advantages and disadvantages of genetic testing.

Frank Munro FCOptom, GOC Scottish Registrar, on how optometrists have increased their relevance, influence and capabilities in Scotland and beyond.

Francis Carbonaro tackles the role of genetics in eye disease with a basic review of genetic principles and their relevance to optometry.

Should optometrists be telling their glaucoma patients to give up yoga and quit coffee, or concentrate on more general lifestyle changes instead? Jo Waters asks three leading experts.

Cases of glaucoma continue to increase across the globe. Here, a number of experts discuss the importance of early detection in saving sight and halting this epidemic

What ocular complications does Ehlers-Danlos cause and how should optometrists treat patients with this condition? Léa Surugue reports.

This article will discuss both editions of NICE guidance, with particular reference to the changes that will affect optometrists with the implementation of NG81.

Graham Clews reports on the potential impact of SLT, as a study finds it could reduce the need for traditional treatments for glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Results and analysis of a randomised controlled trial of an alternative model of glaucoma care by optometrists.

The Low Vision Service Wales has proved a lifeline for patients since it was set up 18 years ago. Helen Gilbert explores the secrets behind its success and the lessons other countries can learn.

Glaucoma is a complex and broad subject and this group of diseases is commonly encountered by optometrists in their practice.

Kim Thomas weighs up the risks and rewards of minimally invasive surgical techniques.

A focus on gonioscopy, and how the technique will be used in the future.

Clinical editor Jane Veys considers the advantages of a blended healthcare approach.

This article outlines the laser treatment modalities for glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Paddy Gunn MCOptom, Principal Optometrist for Education and Training at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, explains how his research will help relieve burdens in glaucoma care.

A review of the role of the optometrist in the medical management of glaucoma in the light of 2009 NICE guidelines, as well as recommendations.

Current imaging-based technologies which can aid the detection of ACG.

The clinical figures that count.

The number of people affected by the Angle closure glaucoma (ACG) is expected to rise with an ageing population and increasing longevity. This article looks at the clinical characteristics and treatment options for ACG, and assessment of the anterior chamber angle by gonioscopy.

The clinical figures that count.

Significant and irreversible optic neuropathy, and impairment of visual function, can occur within a short period following an episode of angle closure.

The clinical figures that count.

A brief overview of the various techniques in non-penetrating glaucoma surgery and their advantages and disadvantages in comparison with traditional penetrating glaucoma surgery.

The clinical figures that count

This article looks at how the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma have changed over the years.

The role of optometry in disease management now goes well beyond the confines of case finding and referral.

The clinical figures that count.

A review of optic disc assessment in glaucoma, in order to enhance the background knowledge of optometrists in undertaking these roles.

The clinical figures that count.

An insight into the development of the guidance, its implementation and implications for optometry.

The clinical figures that count

80-90% of diagnosed POAG cases in the UK are initially detected during routine eye examination.

Clinical editor Kieran Loft considers a more flexible approach to optometry.

This article reviews the research into digital technology innovation and home monitoring in the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.

This article outlines how optical coherence tomography (OCT) can be used to detect and diagnose glaucoma.

The highlights from last weekend’s conference, including talks on OCT angiography and the future of glaucoma surgery.

Heart attacks transiently increase in number when the clocks go forward. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma can interfere with the body’s sleep-wake cycles. Becky McCall examines the relationship between the eye and sleep.

Pressure on optometrists to treat glaucoma is likely to grow as case numbers are predicted to rise 44% by 2035. Beta blockers will remain a part of the fight ahead, as Adrian O’Dowd reports.

A message from the President of the College of Optometrists.

Adrian O’Dowd looks at why glaucoma is still undetected in some cases and how optometrists can sharpen up their practice.

Becky McCall looks at how the latest research has linked air pollution with eye health, and the advice to give patients on how to protect themselves.

Sometimes, progress is made not by inventing something new, but by looking at something that’s been around for a long time in a new way, says Kieran Loft.

With the Paralympics underway in Tokyo, Kathy Oxtoby reports on how patients with low vision can enjoy exercise and sport, and the benefits that go beyond keeping limber.

As the NHS digs deep to clear the backlog of routine ophthalmology consultations, Jo Waters asks optometrists and other experts how they are managing long patient waiting times.

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

What's happening in the world of technology?

What's happening in the world of technology.

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

What are the potential benefits of home glaucoma monitoring – and the challenges to be overcome? Juliette Astrup reports.

Becky McCall looks at the eye health risks of cosmetic surgery and make-up in and around the eye.

The College celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Summaries of two research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Summaries of two research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

With hospital ophthalmology departments under increasing strain, the need for appropriate referrals has never been greater. The latest research from Dr David Parkins FCOptom highlights where improvements can be made.

A message from Clinical Editor Kieran Loft MCOptom

Head-mounted displays using virtual reality are at the leading edge of research into visual field testing. Carina Bailey reports on developments.

Since October 2017, NICE has issued two new clinical guidelines and one update concerning the three most common age-related causes of sight loss. Madeleine Bailey looks at what it means for you – and NHS eye services overall

Adrian O’Dowd looks at how large-scale, digitised and sophisticated data in optometry is helping to improve care.

Key statistics from the WHO World report on vision 2019.