CPD Module: Eye infections

Contents

  • Learning objectives
  • Basics
  • Red eye
  • Diagnoses
  • Conjunctivitis algorithms
  • Risks and referrals
  • Trachoma
  • Eyelids
  • Management - conjunctivitis
  • Antimicrobials
  • Acanthamoeba keratitis
  • Useful resources
  • References
  • Action & Evaluation
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Learning objectives

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:
● Common eye conditions including conjunctivitis, blepharitis, styes, and keratitis
● Infections associated with these problems
● Self care approaches to their management
● Considerations about contact lens use and eye infections.

REFLECTION
What is your understanding of eye conditions?
Do you know when an eye condition may be due to infection or allergy?
What are the symptoms that would make you want to refer the patient? 


PLANNING
What do you need to find out about eye infections and by when?
Is there any seasonality in eye infection queries, for example when pollen counts are high? How will the CPD help your practice?

ACTION
In addition to reading this article, what other activities will you do?
What resources have you identified or used?

EVALUATION
How will you put your learning into practice?
Can you record the next 10 customer enquiries about eye conditions and see how many you thought involved eye infections?
What did you advise?

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