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Accredited Multi-Specialty GP Educational Dinner Event

Dr Vicky Lu would like to invite you to attend our accredited educational dinner event on Wednesday 8 August at Castlecrag.

We are committed to providing high quality learning experiences that benefit our local GP community. This event will focus on five speciality areas — ophthalmology, radiology, rheumatology, endocrinology and cardiology.

It is approved by RACGP as listed:



RSVP: Wednesday 1 August
Contact Dorota on 9958 0552 or email

Download the invitation here



GP Multi Specialty Event 8 AUGUST 2018

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OPTOS Ultra-widefield Imaging


OPTOS Ultra-widefield imaging is now available at Northern Sydney Cataract and optomap is a part of our comprehensive eye exam.

We are proud to announce our new fundus fluorescein angiogram available at our clinic. This allows us to provide full scope care for medical retina patients, including the treatment of AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vascular occlusions. Optos produces ultra wide-field images with a field of view up to 200 degrees, compared to standard angiogram images of around 70 degrees. This enlarged field of view influences the management of conditions that affect the peripheral retina, in particular diabetic retinopathy and vascular occlusions.


Ocular Ischemia Syndrome; FA; taken with the California,



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Event 4.7.18

Retina-Themed CPD Optometry Dinner Event

We are pleased to invite you to attend our retina-themed educational event. Join us at our CPD Optometry Dinner Event on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 6:30 pm. Featuring – Optical Coherance Tomography Masterclass and Optomap Ultra Widefield Fundus Imaging.

Yes, I would like to RSVP…

Our retinal sub-specialists Dr Andrew Kaines, Dr Dov Hersh and Dr Vicky Lu will take you through interesting and challenging cases, with an emphasis on the diagnostic utility of OCT scanning and ultra-widefield retinal imaging. They will cover both medical and surgical retina cases.

You will have the opportunity at the event to have an Optomap image taken of your own eyes, as we will have an Optos ultra-widefield retinal imaging device on site.

The event will be held at Holy Duck! in Castlecrag. Holy Duck! is the latest creation by Chefs Gallery, the king of modern chinese cuisine. With a nod to the joys of street food, they transform traditional Chinese dishes into modern favourites.

Come and enjoy a true showcase of next-level Chinese BBQ and roasts, with duck at the core of the menu.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Arrival at 6:30pm

Quadrangle Shopping Village, 100 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag NSW 2068

Free parking underneath Quadrangle Shopping Village.
We offer complimentarytransport from North Sydney and Chatswood train stations.
Please advise if this is required.

RSVP: Friday 22 June
Contact Dorota on 9958 0552
or email

Please inform us if you have any dietary restrictions.

Download invitation here

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Case Studies: Left Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion


Case Studies: Left Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

A 40 year old patient presented with sudden onset of painless vision loss from his left eye. There were no associated ocular symptoms and he was systemically well, though moderately over weight.

On examination his corrected  acuities were right 6/6 and left 6/90. His intraocular pressures were normal. His anterior segments were unremarkable with clear ocular media and no rubeosis. Dilated fundus examination on the right was essentially unremarkable and on the left there were  retinal haemorrhages and cotton-wool spots, along the superotemporal arcade, consistent with a branch retinal vein occlusion. On OCT scanning, he had significant associated macular oedema (see figure 1).

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The patient was diagnosed with a left branch retinal vein occlusion. The most common cause underlying  cause is atherosclerotic disease, associated with systemic hypertension. However, given this patient was only 40 years of age, obstructive sleep apnoea and pro-coagulant diseases need to be ruled out.

Treatment of intravitreal Lucentis injection therapy was instituted, and four weeks after the first injection his vision returned to 6/9 and his macular oedema dramatically improved, as seen in figure 2 below.

NADER, Michael, 1859


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Optometry CPD Event on Wednesday 28 May 2017 at 6.00pm

You are invited to attend our in-house CPD optometry event, hosted by Dr Jay Yohendran and Dr Dov Hersh.

Part 1:

Dr Dov Hersh: Clinical cases.


Part 2: 

CPR course.

You will be required to complete an online component prior to this event.



Wednesday 21 June 2017

Arrival at 6.00pm
Talk and dinner at 6:30 – 7:30pm
CPR course 7:30 – 8:30pm

Northern Sydney Cataract | Retina | Glaucoma
124 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge

Contact Dorota on 9958 0552 or 0414 444 396 or

Dinner and refreshments will be provided. 
Please advise of any dietary requirements.
Visitor parking available, please call 0414 444 396 when you arrive.
Numbers will be capped at 20.

To download the invitation click here…

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Dr Dov Hersh | Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic Surgeon

I am pleased to announce that Dr Dov Hersh is now consulting at Northern Sydney Cataract | Retina | Glaucoma.

Dr Dov Hersh is an oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeon with rare dual international fellowship qualifications in both oculoplastics and medical retina. He specialises in scarless endoscopic lacrimal surgery, minimally invasive lid surgery and periocular tumour management.

Dr Dov Hersh also offers the latest treatments in the management of cataract and retinal disorders. I have known Dov for many years now, and I know that he understands the importance of listening to his patients needs and takes pride in keeping up-to-date with the evidence and latest advances in ophthalmology, so he can individualise the care he provides.

I am very excited to be work with Dov, and I am sure you will be impressed with the feedback from your patients in the future.

Dr Jay Yohendran

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Case studies: Synchysis Scintillas


A 61 year old female presents for a review of drusen in her right eye.

With glasses her visual acuity is right 6/12 improving to 6/7.5 with a pinhole, and left 6/9, improving to 6/7.5. Her intraocular pressures were 14mmHg bilaterally. Retinal examination revealed no drusen however we found Synchysis Scintillans in her right eye.

Synchysis scintillans is a vitreous disorder that is usually compared with asteroid bodies in the vitreous. These are extremely rare cholesterol crystals that move around freely in the vitreous and falls to the floor of the vitreous due to gravity. No treatment is required.

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Multi-Specialty GP Educational Dinner 17th of November

You are invited to join us on Tuesday 17th of November at 6.45pm.

We are committed to providing high quality learning experiences that benefit our local GP community.
We have listened to your colleagues and our next event will focus on five speciality areas — ophthalmology, ENT, orthopaedic surgery, gastroenterology and urology. Six local specialists will be giving a total of ten talks.

The presentations will be in a rapid-fire format, and case-based. There will be time for questions at the end of each talk. The event will be held at Martha’s Restaurant, a stylish and rustic French bistro at Castlecrag.

Jay Yohendran | Ophthalmologist
• An approach for the patient presenting with a red and sore eye.
Andrew Kaines | Ophthalmologist
• An approach for the patient presenting with acute painless visual loss.
Jonathan Kong | ENT Surgeon
• Demystifying the magic of grommets, and their problems.
• “I can’t hear you!” – the changing world of ear and cochlear implant surgery.
Stephen Tattersall | Gastroenterologist
• Bowel cancer screening: who, when and how.
• Minimising the risks of immunosuppression in primary care.
Mohan Arianayagam | Urologist
• Is partial nephrectomy the gold standard for the small renal mass?
• Get it up! — Current ED treatments.
Benjamin Gooden | Orthopaedic Surgeon
• Recent advancements in joint replacement surgery.
• An approach for the patient presenting with a painful knee.

Click here to download details of Multi Specialty GP Event and the Invitation

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

6.45pm arrival for 7.00pm start

By Wednesday 11th of November
Contact Dorota Opiela on 9958 0552 or 0414 444 396
or email dorota@northernsydneycataract.com.au

83 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag NSW 2068
Parking is available — across the road, under the Quadrangle Shopping Village.

Reserve your spot, numbers will be capped at 40.

4 CPDpoints

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Live Case Workshop 26th August-01

Our workshop: AMD and intravitreal injections

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We are hosting an exclusive, interactive live case-based workshop. Join us to experience the patient journey— from diagnosis to treatment of Macular Degeneration.

Discussion will include:

• How to perform the injection painlessly
• How to minimise endophthalmitis risk
• Dealing with co-existing cataract

This eventis accredited for 3 CPD points.

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Wednesday 26th of August 2015
Arrival at 6.15pm
Presentation start at 6.30pm
Evening will conclude at 8.00pm
Northern Sydney Cataract | Retina | Glaucoma
124 Sailor’s Bay Road, Northbridge
By Friday, 21st of August
Contact Dorota Opiela on 9958 0552 or 0414 444 396
or dorota@northernsydneycataract.com.au

Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please advise any dietary requirements. Numbers will be capped at 12.

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