Friday 5.02pm – whilst closing the shutters I came across a young woman who appeared to be in excruciating pain. Her partner said that she had been sent down by the GP after a lighter “blew up” in her face 4 hours ago. They had irrigated the eye for 30 minutes (partners 3/12 supply of … Continue reading "A happy IP story"
Not sure if this is appropriate, but I thought if anyone would know, you guys would. Does anyone have any leads on A-scan measuring devices. Happy to consider second hand. Looking at it for Axial length measurements in kids….
anyone come across any aesthetic courses which accept optoms ?
Following discussion at the weekend (AOP Therapeutics) about 0.01% Atropine, there was some debate about off-label – use for other than the licensed indication e.g Doxy for blepharitis, and unlicensed medicines which IP optoms cannot access. The general consensus was that 0.01% Atropine would be off-label since Atropine itself is licensed, however that appears not … Continue reading "Unlicensed Vs Off-label"
So I think my first case of a fungal keratitis.# 50 year old lady, CL wearer, red painful right eye. Lots of pain. Few odd “microdendrites” to the cornea. Not much else to see other than the eye a bit red. Pain out of all proportion to signs.Was worried so sent to local HES. Feedback … Continue reading "candida keratitis"
Hi guys, Are any of you going to this weekends AOP therapeutic conference? I will be on Stand 4 with Pat Falvey of ARC optical, with his new meibographer. Pop by for a chinwag. It would be great to hear what you are all up to. A few of us who are staying over could … Continue reading "aop conference?"
Does the presence of hypopyon in acute anterior uveitis change your management plan at all? All the literature I can find says that although certain types of uveitis px are more at risk of hypopyon, the hypopyon itself doesn’t present any more risk of short or long term effects. Px in question is HLA B27 … Continue reading "Anterior Uveitis with Hypopyon"
I have a 60yr old chap with learning disabilities. He presented with a sticky, red eye and swollen upper lid which has waxed and waned for the last 6months. He has been on chloramphenicol QDS for a week already with no improvement. There was a large chalazion in the top lid that looks like its … Continue reading "recurrent chalazion & conjunctivitis"
Have a px under HES for glaucoma who has just been told by the pharmacy that there’s a supply issue with preservative-free Trusopt, and he’s about to run out. He’s currently on Saflutan and Preserve-free Trusopt as has had serious OSD issues in past with preservatives. There are no glaucoma bods in the eye clinic … Continue reading "Trusopt Manufacturing Issue"
“Be aware that holding an independent or non-medical prescribing qualification alone (without a specialist qualification relevant to the case complexity of glaucoma being managed) is insufficient for managing glaucoma and related conditions. ”