For healthcare professionals

Inspire others for the opportunity to win a grant worth £1000

Passionate about preservative-free

You are invit­ed to join our mis­sion to reduce the amount of preser­v­a­tives in eye drops and demon­strate suc­cess­ful preser­v­a­tive free patient out­comes. Share your expe­ri­ence and help inspire fel­low health­care pro­fes­sion­als to open their eyes to preser­v­a­tive free treatment.

Step 1: Download the case study template

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Use this template to complete the details of your case study and submit it in the required format.

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Step 2: Upload your completed case study

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Upload your case study by November 30th, 2021. Winners will be announced by December 31st 2021.

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Timeline

March 20th
2021

Submission opening

November
2021

Selection of the best national cases

December
2021

Winners announced and grants awarded

Why preservative free?

Preservative free treatment has better outcomes for surgical candidates1,2, avoids breaking up the tear film3, does not damage the ocular surface4 or internal ocular structures5, and is linked to improved patient adherence.6 And yet, the UK is still behind many other European countries in the move toward preservative free prescribing. Join the mission to change this.

What is the prize?

A £1,000 unrestricted educational grant will be awarded to the three best case studies demonstrating positive change to a patient’s quality of life, as judged by a national selection board of ophthalmologists. Winners will be announced in November 2021 with grants awarded in December.

Who can participate?

You are welcome to join the mission if you are a UK based registered healthcare professionals working in ophthalmology (including nurses), optometry, or pharmacy. A candidate can only submit one case.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to submit a case study they were involved in which demonstrates an improvement to a patient changing from preserved eye drops to preservative free eye drops. The presentation must be anonymous, written in English and follow the downloadable template.

 

Step 1: Download the case study template

Download Template

Use this template to complete the details of your case study and submit it in the required format.

Download
Step 2: Upload your completed case study

Upload your case study

Upload your case study by November 30th, 2021. Winners will be announced by December 31st 2021.

Upload

1. Broadway, D et al. Adverse effects of topical antiglaucoma medication. II. The outcome of filtration surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1994; 112(11): 1446-54. 2. Baudoin, C. Mechanisms of failure in glaucoma filtering surgery: a consequence of antiglaucoma drugs? Int J Clin Pharm Res 1996; 16(1): 29-41. 3. Wilson, WS et al. Effects of benzalkonium chloride on the stability of the precorneal tear film in rabbit and man. Br J Ophthalmol 1975; 59: 667-69. 4. Walsh, K et al. Clin Ophthalmol. 2019; 13: 1409–25. 5. Goto, Y et al. Human lens epithelial cell damage and stimulation of their secretion of chemical mediators by BAK rather than latanoprost and timolol. Arch Ophthalmol 2003; 121: 835-39. 6. Wolfram, C et al. J Ocul Pharmacol Th. 2019; 35(4): 223–28.