May 2021: Case on independent prescribing

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Case on independent prescribing

I have diagnosed my patient with contact lens associated papillary conjunctivitis (CLAPC). As an independent prescribing optometrist, can I prescribe my patient sodium cromoglicate 2% to treat this condition, even though it is only licensed for treating allergic conjunctivitis and vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

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