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Case studies: unilateral ectropion repair

Here is a patient who underwent unilateral ectropion repair.

The first photograph shows the patient prior to her surgery with the second photograph being 1 week post left eye ectropion repair. The third photograph is showing 1 week from her right eye ectropion repair and three weeks from the left eye ecropion repair.

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Ophthalmic Education Evening, Tuesday 20th of October

Presenters and topics
Dr Kwon Kang—Vitreomacular adhesion and tractions
Dr Raf Ghabrial ‘Big boys don’t cry’—managing tear duct issues
Dr Jay Yohendran—An approach to the glaucoma suspect
Dr Mark Gorbatov—What’s new in diabetic retinopathy

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Arrival from 6pm for 6.30pm start
Evening concludes at 8.30pm
Food and refreshments will be provided.
Please advise any dietary requirements.

By Tuesday 13th October
Call Katie Pearson on 9981 2033
or email to katiepearson@northernbeachesretina.com.au

Northern Beaches Retina
Suite 101, Level 1, 694-696 Pittwater Road, Brookvale

Download the invitation here

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Dry Macular Degeneration

This colour photograph shows classic drusen. These are waste products which are usually cleared. In dry Aged Related Macular Degeneration they accumulate and cause retinal toxicity. This can progress to either retinal atrophy (degeneration) or wet Age Related Macular Degeneration.   A combination of dietary change and antioxidant vitamins have been shown to reduce the speed of progression.

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Chronic Central Serious Retinopathy

This condition classically effects young men who present with blurred vision. Common risk factors include stress and iatrogenic steroids. Most patient resolve spontaneously although laser treatment can be used in persistent Central Serious Retinopathy.


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Cataract Symposium

Come and join us for an educational evening on Cataracts


Dr Andrew Kaines     •     Dr Matthew Ball    •      Dr Jay Yohendran

  • Cataract surgery considerations in patients with pre-existing glaucoma
  • Refractive aspects of cataract surgery
  • Cataract surgery considerations in patients with pre-existing macula degeneration
  • Laser-assisted cataract surgery, review of current technology
  • Cataract surgery considerations in patients with corneal disease
  • Correcting astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery

CPD Points: An application has been made to have CPD points automatically allocated. You will be advised by email of the number of CPD points approved.

Tuesday 16th of June 2015
Arrival from 6pm for 6.30pm start
Evening concludes at 8.30pm
Dinner and refreshments will be provided.
By Monday 1st of June
Call Katie Pearson on 9981 2033
Gunners Barracks
End of Suakin Drive, Mosman NSW 2088

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yes, I will attend the Cataract Symposium

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Optometrist Interactive Educational Meeting

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Dr Jay Yohendran and Dr Andrew Kaines invite you to attend our Optometrist Interactive Educational Meeting. Interactive case-based presentation, covering topics relevant to community-based optometrists.



Wednesday 27th of May 2015
Arrival 6.30pm; Presentations start: 6.45pm
La Grillade

118 Alexander Street, Crows Nest
By Wednesday 20th of May
Contact Sarah Bornen on 9958 0552 or

We look forward to seeing you there!

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  This event is accredited for 6 CPD points.  Numbers will be capped at 40.

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Case studies: Emphysema


This is a photo of a lady I saw yesterday. She is 82 years old and suffers from emphysema. Despite this, she still smokes. She has had cataract surgery in the past and presented with a four day history of decreased left vision.

On examination, her visual acuity was Right 6/12 and left Count fingers only.

As you can see, she has atrophic changes at her right macula and a huge left macular hemorrhage. I made a diagnosis of wet AMS and injected Lucentis intravitrally.

I asked her to use Macuvision tablets and stressed that she must stop smoking. Let’s see how she goes, I’ll keep you updated.

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Education Evening for GP’s

We would like to cordially invite all General Practitioners for an Education Evening held in our Brookvale rooms on the 1st April 2015.

Topics Include:

  • What GP’s need to know about Macula Degeneration by Dr Claire Hooper
  • What GP’s need to know about Refractive Surgery by Dr Jay Yohendran
  • What GP’s need to know about Retinal Detachments by Dr Mark Gorbatov
  • What GP’s need to know about Oculoplastics by Dr Raf Ghabrial

Please contact Katie Pearson on 9981 2033 or via email katiepearson@northernbeachesretina.com.au for more information.

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Case studies: Macula hole

This is an OCT of a 59 year old female who presented with slow deterioration of central vision. This OCT shows a full thickness macula hole.

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Case studies: Neo-vascular AMD

This is an OCT of a 64 year old male who presented with a sudden loss of vision. The OCT reveals neo-vascular age related macular degeneration that shows a few drusen and a large pigment epithelial detachment and extensive sub retinal fluid, all consistent with wet AMD.

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