SAOJ Spring 2018 CPDs

See below for the quiz you need to answer to obtain CPD points for the Spring 2018 issue of the SA Ophthalmology Journal.

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Conditions associated with decreased vision

Although red eye is a common condition, great care should be taken before deciding on a treatment regimen, because prescribing the wrong drug can cause permanent damage to the eye.

Compliance is key for conjunctivitis

MEDICAL CHRONICLE SEPTEMBER CPD 3 of 5: Conjunctivitis is estimated to contribute 1% of ophthalmic problems or disorders seen in primary care setting, and 1%-4% in all GP consultations worldwide.

Dealing with allergic conjunctivitis

MEDICAL CHRONICLE AUGUST CPD 1 of 4: The condition affects approximately 20% of the population, and with that number increasing, the need for precise treatment methodologies is obvious.

Catching the red eye

Conjunctivitis in children is predominantly bacterial.

How well do you know your eyes?

A good understanding of the six most commonly diagnosed eye conditions will ensure you’re better able to assist patients.

How to manage Dry Eye Syndrome with Hyaluronic Acid

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly.

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Real world outcomes: treat and extend studies

Two recent studies reported on the outcomes of a treat and extend (TREX) therapy, using aflibercept in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

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Management of conjunctivitis

Loteprednol etabonate can be considered for the long-term treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis.

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Multiple MoA

When eyes are exposed to substances like pollen or mold spores, they may become red, itchy, and watery. These are symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis, an eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction.

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Battling bacterial conjunctivitis

Bacterial conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva as a result of bacterial infection.

Bacterial conjunctivitis: Making every drop count

Article reviewed by Dr Mohamed Dawood Saloojee, Ophthalmologist, Gatesville Medical Centre, Cape Town.