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Drug abuse and ocular health - Awareness and recommended approach

Drug abuse and ocular health - Awareness and recommended approach

Drug abuse and ocular health - Awareness and recommended approach

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Launch date: 28 Mar 2017

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Last updated: 28 Mar 2017

Reference: 176357

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

The use of various drugs for recreational purposes is widespread, has various triggers and is apparent in all ages and socioeconomic groups. Statistics from the NHS Information Centre1 show that majority of drug misuse complications arise in individuals 16 to 34 years old, with cannabis being the most commonly used drug among young people, even after this drug was reclassified from a class C to a class B drug. More than £900 million has been invested by the Home Office since 2003 to establish the Drugs Intervention Programme which incorporates a partnership working across the criminal justice system, primary healthcare professionals and a range of drug treatment or rehabilitation services.2

Optometrists are health care providers that can sit at the forefront of detecting early ocular signs and diagnosing drug-related ocular complications. This review will concentrate on the effect on ocular health of some common addicting substances, such as alcohol and tobacco but also cannabis, ecstasy, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), meth, heroin and cocaine.

Objectives

On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the effect on ocular health of some common addicting substances, such as alcohol and tobacco but also cannabis, ecstasy, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), meth, heroin and cocaine.
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