Summer 2017 GP Newsletter

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.

Dendritic keratitis

Figure 1 – Dendritic keratitis

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Spring 2016 GP Newsletter


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.

The uvea (iris, ciliary body, choroid)

Figure 1 – The uvea (iris, ciliary body, choroid)

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…

Winter 2016 GP Newsletter

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

Figure 1 - Fundus Photograph of Left Superior BRVO

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.

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…


Blepharitis is one of the commonest conditions seen by an ophthalmologist (Figure 1).

Figure 1

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Winter 2015 Patient Newsletter

Continuing Education of Optometrists and General Practitioners

Since opening in November 2014, Dr Dana Robaei and the team at Forest Eye Surgery have been working closely with local optometrists and general practitioners, offering regular educational seminars to assist them with the accurate and timely diagnosis of patients in the Northern beaches and North Shore areas. In the last 6 months, we’ve held a GP seminar covering critical eye conditions, as well as several seminars for optometrists covering the diagnosis and management of the red eye, pterygium surgery, management of cancers of the eye surface, complex cataract surgery, and life-threatening eye conditions in children.

Our community information sessions at Manly Library and Forestville RSL also proved very popular. In these sessions, Dr Robaei covered important topics that potentially affect all seniors, including cataract, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Read More…