Case studies for members

Use the case studies in this section for your own peer discussions. They have all been written by the College based on real life situations encountered in everyday practice, and they’ve been tried and tested at our peer discussion events.

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How to use the case studies

Each case study includes instructions for facilitators, competencies covered, suggested learning outcomes, relevant areas of the College guidance and the cases themselves, plus any additional material to give participants. We’ve also provided template delegate lists and feedback forms, and delegate reflection and facilitator reflection forms which members can use.

To save you time, we’ve packaged the case studies up into handy batches. Each batch contains four different cases covering a range of different competencies and learning outcomes.  Or you can select individual cases you’d like to use from any of the batches below. It’s up to you.  

Once you’ve chosen your cases apply to the GOC for the CET points for your peer discussion event. You’ll find more information about this on the GOC website. All our case studies meet the GOC’s quality standards for their content and learning outcomes but please do let us know if you have any difficulties with getting GOC CET approval for your peer discussion using College cases.  

 

**New** P: Cases on a range of topics including, red eye, dry eye, consent, binocular vision and AMD

Communication Standards of practice Ocular disease Optical appliances Assessment of visual function Binocular vision Ocular examination competency

 

 

Contact lenses

 

 

 

Retest with suspicious reduction in vision case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

A matter of consent case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Multi-focal contact lens fitting case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

A patient with AMD case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Diabetic macula oedema case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

A patient with retinoschisis case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Binocular vision (3) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Dry eye management case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Patient with a red eye case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Patient communication (Dry AMDDrusen) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Unlikely change in prescription case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Neuro ophthalmology raising a concern case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

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O: Independent prescribing cases on contact lens and painful eye

 

 

 

 

 

High risk contact lens patient (IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Painful eye different diagnosis (IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Painful eye, treatment options (IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

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N: Independent prescribing cases on clinical governance, red eye and swollen, red lids

 

 

 

 

 

Painful red eye (IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Clinical governance (IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Differential diagnosis of swollen, red lids (IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

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M: Cases on commercial pressures, low vision, optical appliances and papilloedema

 

 

 

Papilloedema case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Managing commercial pressures case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Optical appliances multifocal dilemma case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Low vision case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

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L: Cases on binocular vision, glaucoma, infection control and intolerance to specs

 

 

 

Intolerance to specs case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Infection control case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Glaucoma case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Binocular vision (2) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

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K: Cases on myopia, older patient with prism, record keeping and referral

 

 

 

Older patient with prism case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Referral case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Record keeping (2) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Myopic baby case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

Collapsible toggler

J: Hospital cases on adult learning disabilities, cataract, contact lenses and low vision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult with learning disability case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Low vision aid assessment case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Low vision aid assessment - LE Macular degeneration_small case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

Low vision aid assessment - RE Macular degeneration case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

Low vision aid assessment - RE Macular degeneration_small case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

Low vision aid assessment - LE Macular degeneration case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

Child with contact lenses case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Post cataract assessment one week (inc IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

Collapsible toggler

H: Cases on cataract, confidentiality, papilloedema and wrong prescription

 

 

 

Wrong prescription case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Early papilloedema case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Confidentiality case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Early papilloedema - Early-papilloedema-RE case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

Early papilloedema -Early-papilloedema-LE case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

Confidentiality - Visual field plot case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

Optical appliances and cataract case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

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G: Cases on dementia, low spectacle prescribing rate, poorly performing colleague and sight test frequency

 

 

 

Adult with early dementia case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Poorly performing colleague case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Low spectacle prescribing rate case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Sight test frequencies case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

Collapsible toggler

F: Cases on contact lens, driving, prescribing for children and record keeping

 

 

 

Driving (older patient) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Record keeping 1 case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Contact lens patient case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Record keeping 1 - Record card case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

When to prescribe (children) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

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E: Independent prescribing cases on cataract, Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, iritis and lid infestation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child with lid infestation (IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Patient with history of iritis (IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Post cataract assessment one week (inc IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Patient with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (IP) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

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D: Cases on binocular vision, change in prescription, driving and glaucoma

 

 

 

Normal tension glaucoma case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Change in prescription case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Driving and pupil dilation - Patient record card case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

Driving and pupil dilation case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Binocular vision case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

Collapsible toggler

C: Cases on abusive patient, emergency examination, glaucoma and macular supplements

 

 

 

New patient advanced undiagnosed glaucoma - Visual field plot case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

New patient advanced undiagnosed glaucoma case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Emergency examination case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Abusive patient case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Macular supplements case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

 

Collapsible toggler

B: Cases on cataract, colleague performance, instilling the wrong drug and low test reliability

 

 

 

Performance concerns about colleague case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Low test reliability case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Cataract patient reluctant to have surgery case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Instilling the wrong drug case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Low test reliability - Field plot case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

 

 

Collapsible toggler

A: Cases on diabetes, flashes and floaters, hygiene and low vision

 

 

 

Low vision secondary to amiodarone - Visual field plot case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET.

Newly diagnosed diabetic case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Low vision secondary to amiodarone case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Confront experienced colleague (poor hygiene) case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

Flashes and floaters case study

You can discuss this case study in practice as part of your CET. Key questions and sample answers are included.

 

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Your feedback 

We’d love to hear your feedback on using College cases in your peer discussion events so that we can continue to improve the resources we offer our members.  If you’d like to send us feedback please email CPDmail@college-optometrists.org.

 

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