Case Studies

EBP case studies

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List of case studies demonstrating aspects of evidence-based practice.

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Title Body Level Author
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.

Beginner Catherine Suttle and Rachel Thompson
Macular Degeneration

A 46 year old Caucasian female patient in good ocular and systemic health and with nothing significant in her family history tells you that she heard on about age-related macular degeneration on a radio programme. She was worried by the possibility of acquiring this condition and would like to find out the likelihood of this happening. She later saw an advertisement in a magazine for nutritional supplements that can help prevent this from happening.

Beginner Catherine Suttle and Rachel Thompson
Coloured or Irlen lenses for reading difficulties

You have been referred a 12 year old female who is having trouble reading at school for assessment, diagnosis and management. The child is also seeing a psychologist, speech pathologist and educational tutor regarding her learning. Her mother heard about coloured lenses and overlays in the media and wants to see whether these strategies could be beneficial for her daughter's reading.

Beginner, Intermediate Elizabeth Murray and Isabelle Jalbert

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.

Beginner Catherine Suttle and Rachel Thompson
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