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The Pharmacy Learning Centre is your dedicated learning resource on the treatment,
and management of eye conditions in pharmacy.
Brought to you by The Pharmaceutical Journal in partnership with RB, the manufacturers of Optrex.

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Wet age-related macular degeneration: case study

Advance your knowledge of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults in the developed world.

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How to support patients with sight loss in pharmacy

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More than two million people are affected by sight loss across the UK, which may impact on their ability to use and take their medicines correctly and safely. Here, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Medicines Use and Safety team and Moorfields Eye Hospital provide advice and recommendations for pharmacy to provide appropriate support for people with sight loss.

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Eye disorders: understanding the causes, symptoms and management

By Alison Brown, Brian Addison

Patients often visit community pharmacy with eye complaints, and pharmacists are well placed to advise them. Boost your knowledge of the pathology, signs and treatment of common eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis.

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UK gets first Sjögren's syndrome guidelines

The British Society of Rheumatology has published the first UK clinical guidelines for adults with primary Sjögren’s syndrome

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    Chronic open-angle glaucoma: case study

    Understand how to advise on chronic-open angle glaucoma, a condition in which intraocular pressure can permanently damage the optic nerve and nerve fibre, leading to blindness if left untreated.

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    Conjunctivitis in pregnancy: case study

    Healthcare professionals should advise non-pharmacological therapies for the initial treatment of minor ailments, such as eye conditions, in women who are pregnant. A conservative approach reduces the risk of exposing the unborn baby to medicines and their metabolites.

    older man eyes closed ss 17

    Wet age-related macular degeneration: case study

    Advance your knowledge of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults in the developed world.

    Pharmacist explaining dispensing label to senior male patient

    How to support patients with sight loss in pharmacy

    By , , , , ,

    More than two million people are affected by sight loss across the UK, which may impact on their ability to use and take their medicines correctly and safely. Here, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Medicines Use and Safety team and Moorfields Eye Hospital provide advice and recommendations for pharmacy to provide appropriate support for people with sight loss.

      More conditions articles

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      Evidence-based understanding of dry eye disease in pharmacy: overview of the TFOS DEWS II report

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      July 2017 saw publication of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society International Dry Eye Workshop report, an update to the 2007 report that became the reference for clinicians, researchers and industry on dry eye. Pharmacy is a frequent point of contact for patients with a dry eye condition. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams should therefore be aware of its changing definiton, causes, diagnosis and management.

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      Setting up a pharmacy provider company to win tenders for new services

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      With public health bodies and clinical commissioning groups now seeking single organisations to manage local services, Steve Hemsley examines the benefits for community pharmacists and pharmacies when creating pharmacy provider companies to tender for new services, as well as the risks and challenges posed by this new approach. 

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      How pharmacists can boost sales of over-the-counter medicines

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      Joanna Mills, consumer and influencer insight manager at specialist over-the-counter pharmaceutical company Perrigo, uses examples from Warman-Freed pharmacy in London to explain how pharmacists can increase their sales of non-prescription products.

      Promoting self care to reduce unnecessary GP visits

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      Healthcare is changing dramatically and so are the needs of our patients. As such, GPs and our teams are changing the ways in which we are working, but we also need our patients to play their part.

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        Helping Britain see better

        Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health Week aims to change all that!

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