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Optometry case study: Choroidal metastasis

By Trinh Trinh, Specsavers Mount Barker, SA History Px: 67-year-old male Reason for visit: A routine ocular examination. No symptoms of blurred vision, headaches or eye pain and no signs...

Clinical photography: Papilloedema

Image supplied by Nick Whittingham, Specsavers Gisborne, NZ Presentation Papilloedema is a swelling of the optic disc that occurs as a result of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP)....

Optometry case study: Pituitary adenoma

By Anthony Kim, Specsavers Munno Para, SA History Px: 34-year-old Caucasian male Reason for visit: First time eye test. Noticed blurring of vision in RE. Onset of symptoms: a...

Clinical photography: Ophthalmic parasitosis

Image supplied by Gerard McCarron, Specsavers Cessnock, NSW The photograph above shows ophthalmic parasitosis with tractional fibrosis extending from the lesion to the optic nerve, causing...

Optometry case study: Evidence-based management of convergence insufficiency

By Dr Steven Lam, Specsavers Brunswick, VIC History Px: 22-year-old female medical student  Reason for visit: Following an earlier visit with a different optometrist, patient returned for a 3-month review...

Dispensing case study: Progressive lenses and isocylinder plots

By Kirsteen Newman, Professional Training Manager, Specsavers UK Selecting the most suitable progressive lens design for a patient is a decision made by optical dispensers numerous times...

Clinical photography: Retinitis pigmentosa

Image supplied by Sheree Goodall, Specsavers Whangarei, NZ Retinitis pigmentosa is a rare inherited / genetic condition that occurs due to a progressive loss of rod...

Optometry case study: Central serous retinopathy secondary to pre-eclampsia

By Chris Mouser, Specsavers Shepparton, VIC History Px: 23-year-old female Reason for visit: Presented with an urgent referral from GP to assess her 2-day sudden onset vision...

Clinical photography: Endothelial pigment

Image supplied by Rachel Dixon, Specsavers Maidstone, UK Presentation Pigment deposition on the endothelium is most effectively assessed during slit lamp examination by focussing light directly onto...

Optometry case study: Bilateral optic nerve swelling in a young child

By Jonathan Tolentino, Specsavers Rouse Hill, NSW History Px: Middle Eastern female aged 2 years 8 months Reason for visit: Routine eye examination. First eye examination. Mother was concerned because...