We’re happy to see you in this online learning space for optometrists! The content we want to share with you is not only relevant for senior practitioners, also students or newly graduated optometrists can make full use of it. On this platform, we have categorised all relevant content based on a specific topic, in this case: diabetes and the eye.

Below you will find different types of content, varying from articles and videos to online learning modules. Feel free to take your time and go through all of them. Are you eligible for CET points? Our CET modules are accredited, so you’ll be able gain points if you’ve completed them.

Happy learning!

Diabetes and the eye: Part 1

This article discusses the epidemiology, classification, clinical presentation and management of diabetes melli- tus types 1 & 2. It explains the general medical management options, thus giving the community optometrist a greater understanding and appreciation of this complex and increasingly prevalent health problem.

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.

Diabetes and the eye: Part 3 not applicable for optometrists outside UK.

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 understanding of the condition and evidence-base for treatment, so that practitioners achieve a better understanding, and therefore will be able to advise and refer patients according to current best practice.

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 to know in order to make appropriate decisions for patient management, advice and referral.

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 of systemic conditions or other factors which can exacerbate or accelerate the course of diabetic microvascular and macrovascular disease which are discussed in detail.

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