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Opening Hours : Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
  Contact : (02) 9981 2033

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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Emergency Eye Clinic

On Monday afternoon’s Dr Andrew Kaines is keeping space for emergency patients.

So, if you see patients on the weekend with reduced vison, red eyes, high pressures or any other ocular emergencies call us on Monday morning on 9981 2033 and Dr Andrew Kaines will see them same day.

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GP Multi-specialty Educational Event

You are invited to our annual Multi-Specialty GP Educational Dinner  on Wednesday 6th June at 6:00pm.

We are committed to providing high quality learning experiences that benefit our local GP community. We have chosen 5 local specialists with diverse interests. We hope this will be an interesting and entertaining evening for you.


Dr Lynette Khoury | Paediatrician, Dee Why
Paediatric Food Allergies.
Dr Philip Lee | Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Frenchs Forest
Optimising COPD symptom control: A review of the appropriate role for inhaled medications .
Dr Alexis Selby | Neurologist, Dee Why
Common Neurological Causes of Visual Disturbance.
Dr Mark Hile | Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dee Why
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Dr Andrew Kaines | Ophthalmologist, Brookvale
A Review of AntiVEGF Injections in Macular Disease.
What’s New in Ophthalmology.


6 June 2018


6:00pm arrival for 6:30pm start. Evening concludes at 8:30pm


55 North Steyne, Manly


Wednesday 30 May 2018
Contact Taryn on 9981 2033 or email tarynbird@northernbeachescataract.com.au

Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please advise your dietary requirements

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Live Cases Educational Event 

I am pleased to invite you to our live cases optometry educational event.

We will aim to bring 5 patients with interesting ophthalmology challenges for discussion.

They will include Oculoplastic, Glaucoma, Retina, Cataract and likely more. Looking forward to seeing you on the night!

Dr Andrew Kaines | Macula and Retina, General Ophthalmology.




Wednesday 9 May 2018


Arrival at 6.00pm
Evening will conclude at 8.30pm


Northern Beaches Cataract | Retina | Glaucoma
Level 1, 694-696 Pittwater Road, Brookvale, NSW 2100

RSVP by Wednesday 2 May 2018

To register contact Taryn on 9981 2033 or email
Dinner and refreshments will be provided.
Please advise of any dietary requirements.




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Bests Disease



A classic case of Bests Disease. This lady has a family history of the disease with her sister affected. There is an eggyolk like lesion at the macula. The area autofluorescences which is to be expected. The vision is very poor at 6/60.

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Ophthalmic Education Evening, Tuesday 26 April 2016

Live patient workshop

You are invited to attend a small group interactive live patient workshop, hosted by Dr Andrew Kaines and Dr Jay Yohendran. You will witness an intravitreal injection being performed. You will also assess a patient who had cataract surgery, combined with ECP, a few hours before the workshop. If you have patients who undergo intravitreal therapy, but you have not seen an injection being performed yourself, you will gain a great deal from this workshop. If you are not confident assessing for anterior chamber cells, this would be a good opportunity to hone your skills.


Macular Degeneration with Andrew Kaines.

Discussion will include:

• The benefits of wide-field angiography
• How to perform the injection painlessly
• How to minimise endophthalmitis risk


Dealing with co-existing cataract Glaucoma and Cataract patient with Jay Yohendran.

Discussion will include:

• The role of Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation
• IOL power calculation – how to prevent a post-operative surprise
• Equipment used for pre-operative refractive planning
• Dealing with post-operative inflammation



Tuesday 26 April 2016

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

By Friday 22 April
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

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Case studies: Adult Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy (AVMD)

Classic egg yolk appearance of AVMD. This looks like a single round central drusen in each eye. Best’s disease looks similar, however the egg yolk appearance degenerates in patients during teenage years, whereas in AVMD it degenerates around the age of 60-70. Vision is also usually about 6/9 in AVMD, compared with 6/60 in Best’s disease.

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