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Diabetes and the eye: Part 6

In this article the author takes an evidence-based look at factors that modify the rate of onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy or the development of visual loss owing to DR. There are a number | more

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Diabetes and the eye: Part 5

Co-existing diabetes and other eye disease can make diagnosis and decision-making more problematic, and treatment more challenging. This article provides a research-based exploration of co-existing eye disease in diabetics, and what the eyecare practitioner needs | more

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Diabetes and the eye: Part 4

This article explains clinical features of DMO and treatment options – from laser to anti- VEGF and intravitreal steroids, discussing NICE guidance on treatment and explaining the findings of clinical trials. This article promotes an | more

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Keratoconus series

This three-part CET series considers the nature of keratoconus and its management, the benefits of collagen cross linking in certain patients, and the role of contact lenses. And, when the only option may be surgery, whether this should be corneal graft, intrastromal corneal ring segments or secondary refractive surgery techniques. | more

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Complications of PVD

With most patients experiencing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) over the course of their life, it is something all optometrists are familiar with. Whilst the majority of PVDs are uncomplicated, some can result in secondary | more

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Diabetes and the eye: Part 2

In this article, hospital optometrist Chris Steele, reminds eye care practitioners of the mechanisms by which diabetes can cause vascular disruption as well as the clinical features of diabetic retinopathy and how it is classified…

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Diabetes and the eye: Part 1

This article discusses the epidemiology, classification, clinical presentation and management of diabetes mellitus types 1 & 2. It explains the general medical management options, thus giving the community optometrist a greater understanding and appreciation of | more