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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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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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