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The Medical Republic - 13 March 2017
Dr Dana Robaei
Cataracts cause 40% of cases of visual impairment in Australians aged 55 and over, and there are currently over two million Australians in this age bracket who suffer from untreated cataract, most of whom live in remote and regional Australia. Globally, cataract is the leading cause of blindness. Read More…
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Herpes simplex keratitis
Herpes Simplex or HSV keratitis is a common cause of red eye in a broad range of age groups including children, as well as the elderly. Most commonly, it affects one eye, but can be bilateral in 10% of cases. It is most commonly due to HSV-1.
Figure 1 – Dendritic keratitis
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The uveal tract is the pigmented middle coat of the eye, consisting of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Uveitis is the inflammation of any part of the uveal tract, and panuveitis refers to inflammation of all three areas.
Anterior uveitis (iritis) accounts for the vast majority of uveitis seen in primary care. It usually, but not always, affects only one eye. Read More…
Figure 1 – The uvea (iris, ciliary body, choroid)
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Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) is a vascular occlusive disease of the retina, caused by thrombotic occlusion of a retinal venule where it is crossed by an arteriole.
Figure 1 - Fundus Photograph of Left Superior BRVO
Systemic hypertension is by far the most common risk factor, resulting in arteriosclerosis and secondary compression of an underlying venule where these cross in the retina. Young patients or those with bilateral or recurrent BRVOs additionally require investigation for thrombophilia, vasculitis, and connective tissue diseases. Read More…
23/06/16 08:52 Filed in: Cataracts
In Australia, cataract is the commonest cause of moderate visual impairment. Each decade 1-1.5 million Australians undergo cataract surgery, and this figure is set to rise as our population ages over time. Whilst many older individuals have at some stage been told by their eye care provider that they have cataracts, fewer have had a discussion about the best time to have cataract surgery. Read on to find out why an ophthalmologist is best placed to advise patients on the timing of surgery. Read More…