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 […]
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 […]
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?
My colleague has been dealing with have a chap who works in a decompression chamber for a month at a time. His normal rx is R-2.00L-1.75 Once in the chamber for 28 days – his rx becomes 2 dioptres more minus. R-4.50 L-4.25 He has , as such 2 pairs of specs – one for […]
I just wanted to let you know about Eyecare 2018 in Glasgow in January and the IP-approved CET sessions we have there. Over two days (21 and 22 January) we will be covering every GOC IP competency through various lectures and workshops. Highlights include an IP workshop with IP optom Malcolm McPherson and consultant ophthalmologist […]
https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/standards-publications-research/quality-and-safety/medicines-safety/drugs-shortages/ This just came up on the College IP forum. Apparently the RCOpth will let the CoO know each time it’s updated.
One of my CL Px has moved to Scotland and apparently has a corneal ulcer. She’s seen the local optom but is very unimpressed. TBH, I have spoken to her on the phone and it sounds more like a sterile infiltrate. Is there a IP optom in this area I can recommend? Thanks
I have a lovely lady who has glaucoma and is young for this diagnosis (born 1979) She fasts for religious observance When she fasts she feels unable to take her latanoprost eye drops. Since fasting this year (end of may to end of june) she “got out of the habit” of putting her drops in […]