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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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In this episode Daniel and Martin interview not one, but two special guests. Martin, a new parent himself, discusses eye-related issues to look out in newborns with Dr Gill Adams, a consultant paediatric ophthalmologist and strabismologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Daniel speaks with Mental Health Counsellor, David Beeney, following his webinar for Bitesize, about how we can take better care of the mental health of our teams and ourselves.   Members can watch a recording of David’s webinar here: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=280 Check out Gill's blog for our patient website 'Four eye health warnings for parents to look out for': https://lookafteryoureyes.org/four-eye-health-warnings-in-new-born-babies/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Dr Rowan Candy delivered the keynote lecture at our recent virtual conference, Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize, on young children who are at risk for strabismus and amblyopia. The session looked at the refractive and ocular motor development of infants and preschoolers in the context of clinical assessment and care. In this episode of WebinarXtra, College President - Colin Davidson FCOptom - asks Dr Candy all those questions there wasn't time to cover during the live event. Dr Rowan Candy FARVO is the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor at Indiana University School of Optometry Members can watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point until 31 December 2020: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=288 To book your place on one of our live events, visit: https://www.college-optometrists.org/events --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In this episode of WebinarXtra, Daniel catches up with Dr Benjamin Wakerley to answer questions there just wasn't time to cover during the live event. In his webinar, Dr Wakerley spoke about different types of headache with a focus on migraines, and the red flag symptoms and "eye signs" to look out for. Dr Benjamin Wakerley is a Consultant Neurologist at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Members can watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point before 31 December 2021: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=265 To book onto a live webinar, visit https://www.college-optometrists.org/events --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Martin and Daniel bring you another WebinarXtra, where we answer questions there just wasn't enough time to answer during our live session. This time, Daniel talks to Dr Dan Rosser MCOptom FAAO DipTp(IP) DipGlauc about two common laser interventions for glaucoma and related conditions: Laser Peripheral Iridotomy and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty.  Watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point until 31 December 2021 at: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=266 To book onto a live webinar, visit https://www.college-optometrists.org/events --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
This week Martin and Daniel bring you another WebinarXtra covering all those questions there wasn't time to answer during the webinar. In this episode, College Clinical Adviser Paramdeep Bilkhu MCOptom talks to Rhys Harrison - a consultant at the Bristol Eye Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust. Rhys' webinar was aimed at community optometrists and how they can identify patients requiring urgent referral. It focused on less well recognised cases, including Horner’s Syndrome, urgent causes of diplopia such as third nerve palsies, sixth nerve palsies and Wernicke’s encephalopathy. Members can watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point until 31 December 2021: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=264 To contact our Clinical Advisers, visit https://www.college-optometrists.org/advice. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In this episode of WebinarXtra, Clinical Advisers Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom and Dr Paramdeep Bilkhu MCOptom, answer questions there wasn't time to cover during their webinar, which discussed recent changes to the Guidance for Professional Practice and how this will affect you in practice. Watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point until 16 December 2021: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=263 Read the updated Guidance for Professional Practice here https://www.college-optometrists.org/guidance - or download the College app which gives members access to a range of core clinical guidance, even when working offline: https://www.college-optometrists.org/app To contact our Clinical Advisers, visit: https://www.college-optometrists.org/advice --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
The world of nutrition and nutritional supplements can sometimes be a minefield for both patients and optometrists. In this “Take Over” episode of the College's podcast, optometrist and avid listener, Sophie Hinton speaks to Dr Rani Banik, New York neuro-ophthalmologist, and functional medicine MD, about the role of nutrition in eye care. Following her own experience with migraines, Dr Banik applies principles of complementary and alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional medical approaches to treat chronic diseases affecting the visual system in her practice. Their conversation covers the key nutrients and foods patients can eat to promote eye health, the use of supplements, how antioxidants in food may reduce cataract formation and the limits of nutrition science. To learn more, take the Colleges course; An introduction to nutrition for an optometrist, available at www.college-optometrists.org/oip-resource/an-introduction-to-nutrition-for-an-optometrist.html  For more information about Dr Banik’s work, visit rudranibanikmd.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In January 2021, a national lockdown was reintroduced in England. Now the whole of the UK is in lockdown and, in accordance with each nation's government directives, primary care is open and optometry remains in Amber Phase. The College hosted a webinar on 14 January with a panel of representatives from The College, ABDO,AOP, FODO and GOC, answering questions from practitioners. Although, we aimed to answer the key questions, we did not have time to answer all the questions posed by the audience. In this episode, the panel reconvenes to cover as many possible of the recurrent themes and answer outstanding questions. Members can watch a recording of the webinar on the following link: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=276 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
With the end of an extraordinary year approaching, Martin and Daniel thought it was time for a bit of nostalgia. Having recently stepped down from her role after nearly 20 years as The College's Clinical Adviser, Dr Susan Blakeney FCOptom takes a historical trip down memory lane with our Museum Curator, Neil Handley. They talk about what it's like representing the profession in the media; providing guidance in unprecedented times; and what the profession might look like in the future. More information about our Clinical Advisers is available here: https://www.college-optometrists.org/Advice Test your skills using our Ethical Scenarios: https://www.college-optometrists.org/EthicalScenarios --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Choroidal naevi can be difficult to distinguish from melanomas, which means that many patients with benign tumours are referred to hospital eye clinics while urgent treatment of those with melanoma is delayed. In this episode of the College's podcast, Optometry in Practice Editorial Board member, Dr Lindsay Rountree MCOptom talks to Professor Bertil Damato PhD FRCOphth FCOptom about a scoring system to estimate the likelihood of malignancy, and how to manage patients accordingly. Professor Damato is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Oxford Eye Hospital. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the College in 2010 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to ocular oncology. Dr Rountree is Lecturer in Optometry at the University of Bradford. To read the full paper and gain one non-interactive CET point until 28 February 2022, visit: https://www.college-optometrists.org/oip-resource/the-moles-acronym-scoring-system-and-protocol-for-managing-patients-with-melanocytic-choroidal-tumours.html More Optometry in Practice articles are available from www.college-optometrists.org/oip --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In this episode of WebinarXtra, Daniel talks to Simon Frackiewicz MCOptom DipTp(IP) who answers all those questions there wasn't time to cover during his popular webinar on ocular motility. Simon's webinar covered the anatomy of the cranial nerves involved in ocular motility, their surrounding structures, and the common causes of nerve palsy. Simon works as an optometrist and orthoptist both in a hospital setting and private practice. He regularly delivers lectures and workshops to optometrists on binocular vision. Members can watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point until 17 December 2020: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=261 For more webinars, visit www.college-optometrists.org/events --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a common, but little known condition which refers to the silent visual hallucinations experienced by people who have lost part or all of their sight. They can often be distressing for patients and misdiagnosed by professionals as being a mental health issue. In this episode of the College's podcast, Martin and Daniel bring you a fascinating conversation with Judith Potts, Founder of Esme's Umbrella, and Nina Chesworth who lives with the condition.  Following her own mother's experience with CBS, Judith has been tirelessly campaigning to raise awareness of the condition amongst the public and professionals alike.  For more information about Esme's Umbrella and for patient support, visit www.charlesbonnetsyndrome.uk. For information on CBS on the College's patient website, visit lookafteryoureyes.org/eye-conditions/charles-bonnet-syndrome/. Nina writes a blog about her sight loss journey at www.blindbutsound.co.uk. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In this episode of the College's podcast, we cast our minds back to February 2020 when Martin spoke to Malcolm McPherson MCOptom about managing corneal foreign bodies. Little did they know when they merrily discussed the perils of removing particles from the eye, what was to lie ahead. Malcolm talks about the types of cases he's come across, when to refer and when to take matters into your own optometric hands. This episode was recorded pre-COVID. Please ensure that any procedures you perform are COVID-safe and comply with the guidelines in your nation. For the latest COVID guidance, visit https://www.college-optometrists.org/COVID-information Malcolm is a partner in an independent, clinically based optometry practice in Aberdeen.  This episode was recorded at The College's annual conference, Optometry Tomorrow, where Malcolm was also a guest speaker. To find out more about the conference, visit http://www.optometrytomorrow.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In this episode of WebinarXtra, Daniel talks to Mike Horler MCOptom who answered all those 'Xtra' questions there wasn't enough time to cover during his webinar. Mike provides a greater understanding of how to interpret OCT scans in diagnosing macula and disc conditions, making accurate diagnoses and referral decisions. Members can watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point until 17 December 2020: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=238 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Optometry in Practice (OiP) Editor-in-Chief, Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, interviews Claire McDonnell MSc elearning FAOI, one of the authors of the recent paper 'Lissamine green – where have we been and where are we now?'. Claire talks about the importance of lissamine green as part of an anterior eye assessment, previous issues affecting its availability, conjunctival staining compared to corneal staining, the availability of new stains, and its application when also using sodium fluorescein. To read the paper and gain one non-interactive CET point until 31 July 2021, visit: https://www.college-optometrists.org/oip-resource/lissamine-green-where-have-we-been-and-where-are-we-now.html More Optometry in Practice articles are available from www.college-optometrists.org/oip --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Martin and Daniel bring you another College podcast episode and, this time, Martin talks to Professor John Lawrenson FCOptom of City University, London, about his editorial published in the July issue of the prestigious optometry journal, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO). The paper provides a review of the evidence relating to COVID-19 and the eye, methods of transmission and practice implications. To read Professor Lawrenson's paper, visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/opo.12708 Read our COVID-19 guidance for optometrists here: https://www.college-optometrists.org/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-guidance-information.html For more about OPO, visit https://www.college-optometrists.org/OPO --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Have you ever wondered how your actions affect those around you on a day-to-day basis? In this episode of the College's podcast, Martin and Daniel talk to Dr Rachel Pilling, a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bradford Teaching Hospitals and, along with  Dan Wadsworth, the co-founder of the '15 seconds, 30 minute' social movement - a movement designed to reduce frustration and spread joy at work. Find out how you can make a small change to your daily practice that will have a huge impact on those around you. Rachel specialises in paediatric ophthalmology, including squint surgery and retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment. She is part of a team which provides visual assessments to children with developmental delay and special needs in eye clinic and when visiting special schools. To find out more visit http://15s30m.co.uk/ This episode was recorded at The College's annual conference, Optometry Tomorrow, where Rachel was also a guest speaker. To find out more about the conference, visit http://www.optometrytomorrow.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
In this episode of WebinarXtra, Daniel talks to Katie Harrop MCOptom - Professional Services Director for No7 Contact Lenses - about the use of scleral lenses as an alternative to commonly fitted contact lenses. Katie answers all those questions you were itching to ask during her webinar but didn't get the time to.  Members can watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point until 17 December 2020 at https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=226 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
Our WebinarXtra episodes cover 'Xtra' questions there just wasn't time to answer during the live webinar. In this episode of WebinarXtra, Daniel talks to Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Raj Das-Bhaumik, about his recent webinar on suspicious lumps and bumps on the eyelids, with tips on which can be managed in practice and which need referring to the hospital eye service.  Mr Raj Das-Bhaumik is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital where he is former lead for lid oncology and is very much a specialist in this area.  He specialises in cosmetic and functional surgery including blepharoplasty, lid malposition and the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumours.  These range from chalazia to infiltrating cancers. He also specialises in eyelid reconstruction, trauma and treating watery eyes.  Mr Das-Bhuamik surgeons from around the world in these very specialised techniques and works closely with other surgical disciplines.  You can watch a recording of the webinar and earn one non-interactive CET point (until 17 December 2020) at: https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/view.php?id=228 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
College Council member and optometrist,  Dr Parth Shah MCOptom,  takes over our airwaves for the final time in with his third COVID-themed podcast. In this episode, he talks to Sally Gosling, Director of Education at The College of Optometrists,  about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected optometrists’ professional roles, what they should be doing to respond to and take advantage of the evolving optical landscape, and how the College is actively supporting this through innovative CET, CPD and specialised higher qualifications. Learning opportunities mentioned in this episode include:  CPD Webinars - https://www.college-optometrists.org/webinars Online peer discussions - https://www.college-optometrists.org/events Virtual coffee mornings - https://www.college-optometrists.org/events Fellowship by portfolio - https://www.college-optometrists.org/fellowship COVID CET courses - https://learning.college-optometrists.org/course/index.php?categoryid=58 Higher qualifications - https://www.college-optometrists.org/HQ Independent Prescribing course - https://www.college-optometrists.org/IP   This episode was recorded remotely and so may not meet our usual sound quality standards!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collegeofoptometrists/message
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