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Welcome to the College of Optometrists' new series of optometry podcasts. Our very own ex-hospital radio DJ (and Head of Research), Martin Cordiner, will be taking you through an optometric journey, covering topics such as the latest in eye health research and patient experiences.
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This month we look at a different aspect of optometry - eyewear trends through the ages. Following on from London Fashion week, Neil Handley, Curator of the College Museum, discusses the history of spectacles with Daniel, exploring their unique status as a medical device and fashion accessory. Neil also talks to Senior Tutor in Footwear Accessories and Millinery at the Royal College of Art, Flora McLean, together with two of her design students, Rebecca and Ely, about the annual RCA Frame Design Competition and possible future trends. Find out more about the British Optical Association Museum and book a visit: www.college-optometrists.org/museum --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In this episode of WebinarXtra, Professor Bruce Evans FCOptom replies to the member questions there wasn't enough time to answer during his recent webinar. The webinar covered diagnosis of binocular vision anomalies, how to identify and investigate conditions that can be treated by an optometrist, those that require referral, or do not require treatment. Members can see a recording of the webinar on the College's website, which has 1 CET point available until 17 December 2020: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=209 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In the first episode of 2020, Martin and Daniel introduce Jasleen Kaur Jolly MCOptom, optometrist and researcher working at the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Wellcome Integrative Neuroimaging centre, University of Oxford, and Oxford Eye Hospital. Jasleen talks to Martin about how she got into research, imposter syndrome, how gene therapy works, which conditions are closer to being treated with gene therapy and what that means for optometrists, as well as the brain and the eye. Jasleen is involved in clinical research in the fields of retinal gene therapy, surgery outcomes and low vision. She is currently finishing a National Institute of Health Research funded PhD and also won the College's highly prestigious Philip Cole Prize for practice-based research in 2018. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
WebinarXtra answers all those member questions we didn't have time to cover during our popular webinars. In this episode, Daniel talks to Adam Wannell MCOptom about glaucoma decision making. You can watch the webinar on the College's member learning area: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=208  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In November we published a hospital optometry special issue of Optometry in Practice (OiP) to coincide with the AOP Hospital Optometrists Annual Conference. The College's Director of Research, Michael Bowen, went along to the conference to talk to one of the authors from the special edition, Dr Vijay Anand MCOptom, Deputy Head of Optometry at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust. Dr Anand talks about his co-authored paper Keratoconus and cross-linking (https://www.college-optometrists.org/oip-resource/keratoconus-and-cross-linking.html) including his experience with the condition; the development of new patient pathways; and the role of artificial intelligence. To read more OiP articles and to access CET (available from 6 January 2020), visit https://www.college-optometrists.org/oip --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In her recent webinar (https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=213), Polly Dully MCOptom advised members on how to interpret OCT results of several patients with common ocular pathologies, and how to differentiate normal from abnormal. In this episode of WebinarXtra, Daniel asks all those questions we didn’t have time to cover during the webinar.  Other available courses:  OCT - interpretation and management part one (https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=176) OCT - interpretation and management part two (https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=182) Available webinars:  When to refer and when to monitor - using OCT to improve detection and diagnosis of common eye conditions (https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=200) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Living with AMD

Living with AMD

2019-12-0900:37:42

In this episode, Daniel talks to Jane Johns, a retired health visitor living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and Vanessa Camp, a Senior Eye Clinic Liaison Officer at York Hospital Trust. Jane talks candidly about her own experiences from diagnosis, or failure to diagnose, through to her current role as a volunteer speaker for the Macular Society (www.macularsociety.org/). Vanessa advises what optometrists can do to help their patients. Jane, Vanessa and Deanna Taylor MCOptom will be speaking at our member regional event in York on 23 April 2020 (www.college-optometrists.org/york). Our annual conference, Optometry Tomorrow 2020 (www.optometrytomorrow.org/) includes a seminar on AMD treatment. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
New to our podcast, Daniel and Martin bring you WebinarXtra, where we answer all those member questions we didn’t have time to answer during our webinars. This time, we’re talking to Dr Nicola Logan MCOptom about myopia management. You can watch a recording of Dr Logan’s webinar on the College’s learning area: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=211 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Optometry in Practice (OiP) Editor-in-Chief, Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, talks to Dr Susie Jones MCOptom, about her recent paper on 'Myopia management with soft contact lenses'. This episode includes Dr Jones’ top tips for optometrists thinking about offering myopia management, advice on managing patients’ expectations, and much more To read Dr Jones' article, visit www.college-optometrists.org/OiP-myopia-children-contact-lenses (CET available until 31 October 2020).  For more articles highlighting the latest research, analysis and opinion on a range of topics, as well as CET points, visit www.college-optometrists.org/OiP College members can order our patient leaflet on myopia and myopia management from www.college-optometrists.org/order and patients can find more information from our website, LookAfterYourEyes.org. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In this episode of The College of Optometrists' podcast, Daniel talks to Simon Frackiewicz MCOptom who works as an optometrist and orthoptist both in a hospital setting and private practice. Simon regularly delivers lectures and workshops to optometrists on binocular vision. He talks about the difference between orthoptics and optometry, how the two approaches work, differences in prescribing prisms, and much more. Simon will be running a skills workshop at Optometry Tomorrow 2020 (www.optometrytomorrow.org) taking place on 23-24 February 2020 at the Telford International Centre. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Genetic, or genomic testing, seems to be available for diagnosing a wide range of health conditions, but what if we could use the same method to predict myopia? Martin and Daniel introduce the latest episode in which Martin talks to Director of Research at Cardiff University, Professor Jeremy Guggenheim MCOptom who discusses the impact of genetics on myopia. Jeremy will be speaking at our annual conference, Optometry Tomorrow (www.optometrytomorrow.org), taking place on 23-24 February 2020 at the Telford International Centre.  Look out for our myopia patient leaflet, available for members to order free of charge later in October 2019 (www.college-optometrists.org/order). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
When College Member, John Campbell MCOptom, set off for work two years ago, he had no idea how the day would unfold. Faced with a member of the public who had just been the victim of a chemical attack, John describes the horrific injuries and the steps he took to try to save his sight.  In this podcast, Daniel talks to Neil, the victim of the chemical attack, John Campbell MCOptom who provided the emergency care, and Kieran Loft MCOptom who provides the hospital after-care. Martin and Daniel bring you this month's podcast for National Eye Health Week (http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/), which promotes the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all. Please note: This podcast includes some graphic content describing the injuries. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Martin introduces this special bonus podcast, in which our museum curator, Neil Handley, interviews the College's artist in residence for 2019, Iluá Hauck da Silva. Iluá talks about the inspiration for her work, including growing up a medical household and her own vision problems.  Iluá's exhibition 'Pathos ocularis - the Beautiful and the Curious' will first be shown at Open House London (https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/1504) on Sunday 22 September from 1-5pm at The College of Optometrists, 42 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NG. If you miss Open House, you can make an appointment to visit the College's museum at www.college-optometrists.org/museum. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
The myopia epidemic

The myopia epidemic

2019-08-2700:53:02

Martin and Daniel bring you another College podcast, in which Martin talks to Professor Chris Hammond, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Kings College London and St Thomas' hospital, and Professor Kathryn Saunders FCOptom, Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at Ulster University, about all things myopia. They discuss current evidence and how patients can be guided through their treatment options. A patient leaflet on myopia is available for College members to order at www.college-optometrists.org/order. Read more about The Northern Ireland Childhood Errors of Refraction (NICER) study, which investigated refractive development in childhood and early adulthood at www.college-optometrists.org/NICER. Join us at our annual conference, www.optometrytomorrow.org. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Optometry in Practice (OiP) Editor-in-Chief, Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, interviews Dr Paramdeep Singh Bilkhu MCOptom about his recent paper on managing ocular allergies in optometric practice. Find out why allergic conjunctivitis is likely to be underdiagnosed; how to choose the best medication for your patients; and much more. To read Dr Bilkhu's article, visit www.college-optometrists.org/OiP-managing-ocular-allergy (CET available until 31 March 2020).  More Optometry in Practice articles are available from www.college-optometrists.org/oip --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Martin Cordiner, Head of Research, and Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, Clinical Adviser talk all things referral in this month's College of Optometrists podcast. Martin speaks to Patrick "Paddy" Gunn, Principal Optometrist for Education and Training at The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, about life in the hospital, glaucoma referral research and education and training. Paddy spoke at the College's main conference, Optometry Tomorrow (www.optometrytomorrow.org) in February 2019.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Martin Cordiner, Head of Research, and Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, Clinical Adviser host this month's College of Optometrists podcast. Martin talks to Professor Pete Coffey about the 'London Project to cure Blindness'. Find out about the team's journey to prevent blindness using stem cell therapies to restore sight and improve the quality of life of those who suffer from retinal disease, especially age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Pete was also key note speaker at the College's main conference Optometry Tomorrow (www.optometrytomorrow.org). Find out more about The London Project to Cure Blindness (www.thelondonproject.org). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Martin Cordiner, Head of Research, and Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom, Clinical Adviser, talk to Dr Deanna Taylor MCOptom about her research looking at age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through patients' eyes in The College of Optometrists' pilot podcast.  Deanna was the winner of the George Giles Postgraduate Research Prize in 2017.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
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