Dear All, Apologies for the issues affecting the site recently, thanks to those that have brought it to my attention. I think I have solved most of the issues, I am currently working on removing the large black section at the top but otherwise everything works. I have also taken the option reverted back to … Continue reading "Site issues"
Hoping you can helpScenario is I have a non uk visitor who has glaucoma. She wishes for me to prescribe her glaucoma drops (copy of her prescription at hand). As long as i write a private prescription I think I’m allowed to do so, however never been in this scenario before so wanted confirmation on … Continue reading "Non uk resident prescribing"
Is there an official abbreviation for capsule? Had a patient who I wanted to Rx oral Azithro, so used the ‘tab Azi.. PO etc, but the pharmacists declined it as was only available as capsules (no call to me, no offer to the patient, just NO). I could not findone, so re-wrote the Rx as … Continue reading "Abbreviations"
I don’t use it much but have needed to twice this week, only to be told it’s not available. Anyone know why? Also any alternatives other than the non-SR version?
430pm Friday Patient has small metallic FB in corneal epi. Check for 25g needles – none left! Went to friendly pharmacist who gave me a ‘needle exchange pack’. Contents: 25 g needle 2ml syringe Alcohol prep wipe Wee sharps box …and a wee sterile teespoon to stir your tea when you’re finished!
As I suspect many of you have, I got this from Grafton optical today https://tinyurl.com/yclll4yn Looks interesting – Any comments?
There were some issues (I think 2 years ago?) where some IPs didn’t get the renewal form from the GOC. Hopefully you just got an email but if you didn’t you can complete the short online form here – https://www.optical.org/en/Registration/Renewing_your_registration/independent-prescribing-specialty-renewal.cfm Takes 2 minutes which is nice. (obviously you still have to complete the regular form … Continue reading "GOC IP renewal"
We have opened the Eye News Symposium to Therapeutic Optometrists. It’s a stream dedicated to ophthalmology run by the Ophthalmology Journal Eye News at EYecare 2018. An opportunity to learn alongside ophthalmologists. More info here:https://cetpoints.com/event/eyecare-2018#EyeNews
I had a Px yesterday who had a severe abrasion. Had been at A and E but lid not everted and he felt something under lid. Rubbish photo but I found a lash embedded under lid. It was quite difficult to remove and I was a bit unsure whether it actually was growing through the tarsal … Continue reading "Lash in tarsal plate?"
I tend to Rx a lot of oral NISAIDS for episceltritis usually naproxen or flurbiprofen,a college has suggested celebrex as has less GI upset as an alternative any thoughts ? ,and should we be given a PPI routinely with these drugs?