Tag Archives: Clinical Insight

Practitioner Reference: Preservatives and Dry Eye Disease

Appropriate use of preserved and preservative-free artificial tears is a commonly encountered question in clinical practice. The results of a 2019 literature review by Walsh and Jones are summarised in this factsheet, available to download as a reference for eye … Continue reading

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Supporting good habits for contact lens wearers

Produced by CORE, and available through contact lens update, there are four patient handouts which eye care practitioners can download, print, and make use of in practice. The first gives five facts contact lens wearers should know during the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Defining the GP material of the future

Download PDF Dr Langis Michaud graduated from École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal. He is a full professor and has practiced there since 2001, as the chief of the contact lens department. It is difficult to predict the future for … Continue reading

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Canadian Dry Eye Summit: Questioning the questionnaires

Which symtom questionnaire should you use? Continue reading

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Practitioner Reference: Getting started with Orthokeratology

The clinical insight in this issue is a practitoner reference and infographic “Getting started with orthokeratology”, stepping you through obtaining good corneal topography images, how to assess likelihood of achieving full refraction from OK, and decision making for correcting astigmatism. Continue reading

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Practitioner reference: Corneal Infiltrative Events, the facts, figures and how to reduce the risks

With so many figures surrounding incidence and risk factors for CIEs it can be difficult to remember the key points. The practitioner reference guide brings all of these together in one simple reference tool to remind you of how common … Continue reading

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Practitioner Reference: Evolving our Understanding of SICS

A new SICS factsheet is available for practitioners to download, providing a summary of key information about SICS along with advice on how to deal with it in practice. Continue reading

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Practitioner Reference: Applying the clinical management guidelines

A factsheet is available to download, for use by practitioners to help implement myopia management in practice Continue reading

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Keeping a lid on dropout: a view from practice

Brian Tompkins and Keyur Patel provide a practitioner view in the clinical insight section, sharing why they pay such close attention to the condition of the eyelids in their contact lens patients, along with the series of clinical assessments they perform. Continue reading

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Myth 3: It is not worth correcting low astigmats with toric contact lenses

The final myth, tackled by Karen Walsh, concerns the need to fit low astigmats with soft toric rather than spherical contact lenses. Continue reading

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