COMMON OPHTHALMIC DISORDERS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE DIAGNOSTIC AND MANAGEMENT PATTERNS OF OPTOMETRISTS AND GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS

Title COMMON OPHTHALMIC DISORDERS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE DIAGNOSTIC AND MANAGEMENT PATTERNS OF OPTOMETRISTS AND GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
Author, Co-Author J.P. Craig, C.N.J. McGhee, P. Newell, RWW Stevenson
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Year
1992
Day
Monday
Program Number
2:00 pm
Room
Scotland A
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Abstract Objective assessment of Optometrists' (N=46) and General Medical Practitioners' (GMPs) (N=20) ability to accurately diagnose and appropriately refer / treat common ophthalmic disorders was achieved by analysing written responses to questions based upon 40 projected 35mm colour transparencies, with accompanying short history, illustrating common ocular disorders. Compared to a reference standard established by a review of the same transparencies by ophthalmolgoists (N=15), Optometrists and GMPs demonstrated similar diagnostic skills for; hypertensive retinopathy, cataract, third nerve palsy, posterior synechiae and HSV keratitis. However, Optometrists performed better than GMPs with regard to; pre-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, toxoplasmosis, branch retinal vein occlusion, and pathological disc cupping (PCALIBRATION OF THE CANON R-1 AUTOREFRACTOR FOR CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT OF ACCOMMODATION
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