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Ophthalmology

Rosacea: seeing red in primary care

Rosacea is an inflammatory facial skin disease that can cause patients embarrassment and reduce their quality of life. There are... View Article

May 2016

Age-related macular degeneration – what should a General Practitioner know?

Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive condition which results in loss or distortion of the central visual field, and... View Article

September 2015

Glaucoma: who to refer for testing and how to manage their treatment

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in New Zealand and it is estimated that half of the people affected by... View Article

March 2014

Causes, complications and treatment of a red eye

Most cases of “red eye” seen in general practice are likely to be conjunctivitis or a superficial corneal injury, however, red... View Article

August 2013

Multiple sclerosis: Managing shades of grey

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) resulting in neurological deficits, which... View Article

August 2013

Giant cell arteritis: Always keep it in your head

Giant cell arteritis, also referred to as temporal arteritis, is a form of vasculitis which predominantly affects older people.... View Article

June 2013

Diabetes follow-up: what are the PHO Performance Programme indicators and how are they best achieved?

The purpose of the PHO Performance Programme is to improve health and reduce disparities among people using primary healthcare... View Article

October 2011

Screening for diabetic retinopathy in primary care

Sight-threatening retinopathy is a serious complication of diabetes and is largely preventable through regular retinal screening... View Article

August 2010

GP guide to some topical eye treatments

Some eye medications are used when there is high risk of visual loss and their misuse can increase this risk. Initiation and... View Article

December 2007

Specialist prescribing restrictions removed for some topical eye treatments

Advice on the primary care role for initiating and monitoring topical eye treatments following the removal of some specialist... View Article

October 2007