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Optometry case study: Normal-tension glaucoma

By Tyson Xu, Specsavers Nowra, NSW History Px: 82-year-old Caucasian female Reason for visit: Noticed her RE wasn’t as clear as her LE, even with optical correction from a year...

Clinical imaging: OCT clinical indicators for functional testing – Case #2

With a focus on diagnosis of eye disease, particularly glaucoma, the following clinical images demonstrate the importance of performing appropriate functional testing when it...

Clinical imaging: OCT clinical indicators for functional testing – Case #1

With a focus on diagnosis of eye disease, particularly glaucoma, the following clinical images demonstrate the importance of performing appropriate functional testing when it...

Clinical imaging: Proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Image supplied by Charlie Wang, Specsavers Springfield, QLD Presentation & Pathogenesis Patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) typically present with symptoms of reduced vision accompanied by obvious...

Optometry case study: Multifocal choroiditis with associated CNV

By Ashleigh Wong, Specsavers Belconnen, ACT History Px: 45-year-old female Reason for visit: Central distortion in the RE for 3 days. LE unremarkable. GH: Unremarkable, contraceptive implant only POH:...

Clinical photography: Corneal abrasion

Image supplied by Jong Lee, Specsavers Belmont Forum, WA Presentation This photograph shows an example of a distinct corneal abrasion. The presentation is fairly common, with patients...

Optometry case study: Efficacy of bandage contact lenses

By Dr Steven Lam, Specsavers Sunbury, VIC History Px: 58-year-old male who works in a plant nursery Reason for visit: The patient’s RE was stabbed by a branch when he...

Clinical photography: Optic nerve head drusen

Image supplied by Andrew Arnell, Specsavers Taylors Lakes, VIC Presentation Optic nerve head drusen can be observed upon optic nerve assessment with funduscopy, retinal imaging and OCT....

Optometry case study: Dangers of ignoring the far periphery

By Dr Steven Lam, Specsavers Sunbury, VIC History Px: 60-year-old male Reason for visit: Significantly progressing blur of LE vision over the last two weeks GH: Nil –...

Dispensing case study: Heights matter beyond the multifocal

By Max Drennan FBDO, Specsavers Tauranga, NZ Background A 9-year-old male attended the clinic with his parents. He was wearing a set of Lenticular lenses in a...