Case studies for members

Adapt 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

Please refer to the GOC’s CET guide for registrants 2019-21.

All registrant-led peer reviews must be on a topic or theme to meet the competency or competencies selected. You will be expected to write your own learning objectives, rather than using our existing ones. The GOC requires you to write high-level learning objectives such as, “to understand effective communication techniques when dealing with paediatric cases”, “to be able to make referral decisions for patients with suspected glaucoma” or “to improve record keeping by drawing on good practice”.

You should also use your own real cases from practice and can only use pre-written cases in exceptional circumstances where real cases are not available, for example for a group of locum optometrists.

You may use our pre-written cases for peer discussions. 

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.  

Each case study includes instructions for facilitators, competencies covered, our original 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.

Please note the references to the College Guidance for Professional Practice have not been updated in any cases written prior to November 2017. Our guidance was amended in November 2017. Please check the guidance for the most up to date information.

5: Cases on contact lenses, and myopia and sports

Communication Contact lenses Optical appliances Ocular disease Standards of practice

 

 

 

Myopia and Sports case study

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

Contact lenses 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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4: 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 AMD Drusen) 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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3: 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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2: 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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1: 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.

 

 

Collapsible toggler

 

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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