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    Testing eyesight in children

    Vision and eye health in children

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    How to advise parents, dispell myths and spot the ‘red flags’ for onward referral.

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    How to prevent common eye problems

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    It is increasingly recognised that many modifiable lifestyle factors contribute to sight loss.

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    Pharmacy Technician's Guide - Dry eye disease: pathophysiology and risk factors

    If a patient enters the pharmacy with eye symptoms, there are several questions pharmacy staff can ask to help find out whether their symptoms may be related to dry eye disease.

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    Computer vision syndrome: causes, symptoms and management in the pharmacy

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    Computer vision syndrome is a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and mobile phone use. Patients may present to pharmacies complaining of eye discomfort and vision problems, so pharmacists and pharmacy teams should be able to distinguish the factors involved for particular patients

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    Chronic open-angle glaucoma: case study

    Understand how to advise on chronic-open angle glaucoma, a condition in which intraocular pressure can permanently damage the optic nerve and nerve fibre, leading to blindness if left untreated.

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    Conjunctivitis in pregnancy: case study

    Healthcare professionals should advise non-pharmacological therapies for the initial treatment of minor ailments, such as eye conditions, in women who are pregnant. A conservative approach reduces the risk of exposing the unborn baby to medicines and their metabolites.

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    Wet age-related macular degeneration: case study

    Advance your knowledge of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults in the developed world.

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