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Effective New Slit Lamp Techniques for Tear Hyperosmolarity in Dry Eye
By Stephen Meynell Bsc Hons and Clare Privato FBDO CL

Mrs Smith – a pleasant but frustrated lady in her 50's comes to you complaining of her dry eye; she has been to all the specialists in town and found no answers or cures. You are her last hope! You put in fluorescein, look with your slit lamp and you heart begins to sink! Just what is the culprit causing her symptoms? Is it her very obvious blepharitis? Or her smoking habit? Perhaps it's her conjunctival folds calling your attention or are her symptoms just due to her contact lenses? You want to wave your magic wand and help Mrs Smith restore her faith in optometric practice – and most especially your practice! But just where do you start?

Experienced Optical Advisor seeking a role that will allow devolopment of new skills, as well as honing existing ones, in a positive professional eye-care clinic/practice environment that offers opportunity for progression.

This Wear & Care is to offer all patients the latest gold standard advice on safe contact lens wear.  It is also excellent record keeping as a copy will be kept with the patient records or scanned electronically so can be kept on a patient database.

I would recommend a patient signs an updated copy every year or if patients are refitted with a different modality of contact lenses. Beth can be contacted at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cataract Referrals – A Few Clinical Pearls

Objective

I am seeking a long-term, full-time resident position where I can help build your loyal patient base. Ideally a single practice or two that is committed to increasing patient numbers and extending services, where we can grow together. 

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 

AMD is the most common cause of vision loss in those over the age of 55. It is more common in men and those of Caucasian and Chinese ethnicity.

Up to 38 per cent of the general population suffers from a degree of dry eye, according to the latest figures from the American Academy of Ophthalmology presented in Chicago in 2012. There is a dry eye epidemic in people aged between 15 and 25 years due to the extensive use of amartphones, video games, tablets, etc. More than 50 per cent of the presbyopic population is affected. This means that, overall, more than 50 per cent of opticans’ customers would greatly benefit from an effective treatment to alleviate their symptoms and improve their quality of life.