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ARVO abstracts assessment task

Task name: ARVO abstracts assessment/‘Hot off the press’ task.

Development and adoption of Visual Acuity charts based on the “logMAR” principles

Development and adoption of Visual Acuity charts based on the “logMAR” principles

APPLICATION OF EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

Example of the development and adoption of Visual Acuity charts based on the “logMAR” principles

REVIEW: Development of visual acuity charts.

Introduction to EBP in Optometry

WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN OPTOMETRY?

"application of knowledge to decision making in optometric practice"

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE (EBP):

EBP involves

Acquisition and use of:

                        Information skills

Types of Questions

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Clinical Research and Evidence-based Practice

This resource consists of files discussing evidence-based practice and its link with clinical research in the context of optometry. 

Myopia Control

Your 14-year-old patient has myopia. You have been seeing the patient at approximately yearly intervals over the past four years. Over this time, the myopia has increased by approximately 0.75D at each visit. The patient’s father asks whether anything can be done to prevent further increase.

Amblyopia

Your 6-year-old patient has never had his eyes tested before. He was referred from a school screening, but he says he has no problems seeing things. On examination, you find significant anisometropia, no strabismus and no pathology. You diagnose amblyopia. You prescribe refractive correction, and you mention that at the next appointment you may prescribe patching treatment.

Macular Degeneration - Step 1: Ask

 

In advising the patient and in anticipation of the need to advise other patients, you wish to:

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