Independent prescribing by Optometrists in a Community Setting
This article reviews how independent prescribing Optometrists already enhance eye health services in community practice and how each clinician can work within the boundaries of their own knowledge and skills.
It is well documented that hospital eye departments and GP surgeries are struggling to meet the eye health demands of a growing and ageing population. Optometrists are perfectly placed to manage many of these cases safely, effectively, and locally.
This article covers four clinical cases: Acute Anterior Uveitis, Episcleritis, Acute Dacryocyctitis and Blepharitis.
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Providing a Minor Eye Conditions Service
The investigation and treatment of a range of common eye conditions has become a significant part of community optometry practice. This article will explain some of the legal framework, practical issues around providing the service, and discuss the treatment of some common conditions.