Management options for UK optometrists part 6: ocular surface and anterior segment inflammation

Michael Doughty

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Abstract

n this final article of this series, the management of a range of fairly common mild-to-moderate inflammatory conditions of the anterior segment is discussed. Many of these conditions, such as complex cases of blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, limbal and peripheral corneal infiltrates, non-perforating abrasions, and foreign bodies, can present to and be managed by an optometrist, especially those with additional supply (AS) therapeutic qualifications. Pharmacological options range from artificial tears and lubricants to topical analgesics and the therapeutic use of cycloplegics; the latter are more likely to be utilised by optometrists trained to independent prescriber (IP) level, as highlighted later.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptometry Today
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • optometry
  • opthalmology
  • vision sciences

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