Retinal Vein Occlusion
Filmed live at Eyecare 2014, Retinal vein occlusion is a common cause of visual loss in those over 50 years of age, and most patients first present to their optometrist for advice. This lecture will educate the audience about the presentation and natural history of retinal vein occlusion, and particularly about treatment options, so that optometrists can help advise their patients, and answer questions that arise.
CET Points: 1
Eyecare credits: 1
Expiry Date: 31/12/2019
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Can a clinical mistake be a criminal offence?
Earlier this year we learned of the tragic case of Vincent Barker, an eight-year-old boy who died in July 2012 from undiagnosed hydrocephalus; a build-up of fluid on his brain.His Optometrist, Honey Rose, failed to spot his papilloedema at an eye examination in February 2012 and he died 5 months later. Honey Rose was subsequently convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of criminal negligence. In this article we will review the circumstances leading up to the conviction to analyse what, if anything optometrists and dispensing opticians can do to avoid becoming the next Honey Rose.
Dementia: understanding the needs of patients in a clinical setting
This session explores the particular difficulties that people with dementia have with their vision.