The latest research

29 October 2021
Autumn 2021

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

Dry eye disease lubricant discontinuation audit

Ross Henderson MCOptom 

This article outlines an audit of dry eye prescribing in community practice, examining the factors associated with long-term lubricant use.

Independent prescribing optometrist Ross Henderson presents a retrospective audit of NHS prescribing in community practice. The author identifies risk factors that may be helpful in deciding whether patients will need a repeat prescription from their general practitioner, and reminds optometrists that caution should be exercised in requesting repeat prescriptions without exploring other treatment options.

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