CASE STUDY: The fun comes undone

Syphilis infections are again increasing in New Zealand, with more than 700 cases reported through the mandatory surveillance system in the past year. In the last three months alone, we saw five new cases of ocular syphilis through the uveitis clinics in Auckland. Syphilis can cause any type of uveitis and is termed ‘the great masquerader’ for this reason. ASPPC is one of the rarer types where the clinical appearance strongly suggests the disease...

Central serous chorioretinopathy cases

Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is the fourth most common retinal disease¹. But unlike other common retinal diseases, CSCR commonly affects working-age...

Sun, slopes and the right eyewear

As cold weather begins to blanket the Southern Hemisphere, your patients are likely to be thinking about their winter sports activities. While some might...

Dr Dianne Sharp: regarding the retina

Well-known champion of retina disease patients Dr Dianne Sharp is retiring. So we asked our optometrist writer Louise Wood to find out how it all came...

Stars and their eyes… Steve Bate

Double-Paralympic champion Steve Bate was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in 2011 and is officially blind, with about 10% of his vision remaining....

Business planning – a must have for every retail practice!

All practices should have a business plan, which for small or medium-sized practices could be as simple as a one-page document. A larger and more complex...

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