Eye, ear, nose, and throat

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NICE cough guideline


When should you prescribe antibiotics for a cough? This summary of the NICE guideline on acute cough also includes a useful treatment flowchart.

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NICE otitis media guideline


This summary discusses appropriate management of children and young people with otitis media, and when it is appropriate to prescribe antibiotics.

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Moorfields Eye Hospital dry eye guideline


When should you refer a patient to the ophthalmic department? This summary covers good practice advice, and includes a useful care pathway.

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NICE hearing loss guidance


When should you refer a patient with hearing loss for specialist care? This summary covers assessment, removing earwax, and provision of information.

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NICE macular degeneration guideline


This concise summary covers the diagnosis, classification, and management of age-related macular degeneration, including long-term monitoring.

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Educational resources


Management of common eye conditions: blepharitis

2019-09-10T08:27:00+01:00Funded by Allergan plc

Fiona Chiu (Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) explains the symptoms and management of blepharitis.

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Management of common eye conditions: conjunctivitis

2019-08-19T15:38:00+01:00Funded by Allergan plc

Sarah Thomas (Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment of conjunctivitis.

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