Sunday, June 16, 2019

Optometry

Optometry case study: Bull’s eye maculopathy

By Merna Sarkes, Specsavers Mt Druitt, NSW History Px: 48-year-old Asian female Reason for visit: Difficulty with VDU, both with and without multifocal spectacles, with a particular deterioration in her...

Optometry case study: OCT diagnosis of a macular hole

By Yue Zhang, Specsavers Mill Park, VIC History Px: 50-year-old Caucasian female Reason for visit: Sudden blurry central vision in the LE for 4 days (with a...

Optometry case study: Retinitis pigmentosa with macular complications

By Catrina Roberts, Specsavers Morayfield, QLD History Px: 22-year-old Caucasian male Reason for visit: New retail team member at Specsavers having an eye exam to experience the full customer journey....

Optometry case study: A swirly case of bilateral X-linked retinoschisis

By Jerome Vongsaphay, Specsavers Nowra, NSW History Px: 18-year-old male who works as an electrician Reason for visit: Symptoms of increased asthenopia with spectacles and new onset nystagmus. No nyctalopia,...

Guest case study: Making a difference – a low-vision case

Nabill Jacob, Clinical Relationship Manager for Vision Australia, which was one of the fundraising partners at the 2019 Specsavers Partnership Seminar, presents an example low-vision...

Optometry case study: A classic presentation of benign intracranial hypertension

By Noni Rupasinghe, Specsavers Sale, VIC History Px: 19-year-old female Reason for visit: Presented for routine biennial check-up. Patient had been getting increasing migraines which she thought were a result of...

Optometry case study: Full-thickness macular hole

By Deborah Greaves, Specsavers Kawana, QLD History Px: 70-year-old female Reason for visit: Rapid deterioration of vision in LE and central grey spot. RE unremarkable GH: Hypertension, cholesterol POH: LE mildly amblyopic FOH: Unremarkable Clinical Assessment Corrected VA: R...

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...

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:...

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...