Bloody eye drops

The use of regenerative therapy with autologous serum (AS) or blood derived eye drops for the treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca, more commonly known as dry eye syndrome (DES), is becoming increasingly popular.

7 common eye disorders

The leading causes of blindness and low vision are primarily age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

How to beat bacterial conjunctivitis and blepharitis

Blepharitis is an ophthalmologic condition characterised by an inflammation of the eyelid margins. Conjunctivitis is the most common cause of red or pink eye in patients seeking primary care treatment.

SA Ophthalmology Journal Autumn CPDs

These are the CPD-accredited multiple-choice questions for the SA Ophthalmology Journal’s Autumn issue. Topics include atypical optic neuritis, diode laser cyclophotocoagulation, vernal keratoconjunctivitis among an HIV-positive paediatric population and neonatal proptosis.

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SAOJ Summer 2019 CPDs

See below for the quiz you need to answer to obtain CPD points for the Summer 2019 issue of the SA Ophthalmology Journal.

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How to treat uveitic macular oedema

A recent NIH-funded clinical trial compares treatments for complication of inflammatory eye disease and represents the first head-to-head comparison of Kenalog, Triesence and Ozurdex.

Calming ocular allergy

Ocular allergy affects over 20% of the general population and many therapeutic preparations are available to individuals experiencing the most common forms seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis.

SAOJ Spring 2018 CPDs

See below for the quiz you need to answer to obtain CPD points for the Spring 2018 issue of the SA Ophthalmology Journal.

Conditions associated with decreased vision

Although red eye is a common condition, great care should be taken before deciding on a treatment regimen, because prescribing the wrong drug can cause permanent damage to the eye.

Compliance is key for conjunctivitis

MEDICAL CHRONICLE SEPTEMBER CPD 3 of 5: Conjunctivitis is estimated to contribute 1% of ophthalmic problems or disorders seen in primary care setting, and 1%-4% in all GP consultations worldwide.

Dealing with allergic conjunctivitis

MEDICAL CHRONICLE AUGUST CPD 1 of 4: The condition affects approximately 20% of the population, and with that number increasing, the need for precise treatment methodologies is obvious.

Catching the red eye

Conjunctivitis in children is predominantly bacterial.

How well do you know your eyes?

A good understanding of the six most commonly diagnosed eye conditions will ensure you’re better able to assist patients.

How to manage Dry Eye Syndrome with Hyaluronic Acid

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly.

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Real world outcomes: treat and extend studies

Two recent studies reported on the outcomes of a treat and extend (TREX) therapy, using aflibercept in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

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Management of conjunctivitis

Loteprednol etabonate can be considered for the long-term treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis.

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Multiple MoA

When eyes are exposed to substances like pollen or mold spores, they may become red, itchy, and watery. These are symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis, an eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction.

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Battling bacterial conjunctivitis

Bacterial conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva as a result of bacterial infection.

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