• Abnormal serum lipoprotein levels as a risk factor for the development of human lenticular opacities 

      Meyer, D.; Parkin, D.; Maritz, F. J.; Liebenberg, P. H. (Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2003-04)
      Aim: To determine whether an association exists between the different plasma lipoprotein constituents and the prevalence of lenticular opacities in dyslipidaemic subjects. Methods: Adult patients (n = 115) of both genders ...
    • Anti-allergic ophthalmic drugs in general practice : which, why and when? 

      Mohamed, N.; Smit, D. P. (Medpharm Publications, 2013)
      Ocular allergies present in many different guises. They may vary from self-limiting episodes of acute allergic conjunctivitis, to potentially sight-threatening chronic conditions, such as vernal keratoconjunctivitis. This ...
    • Anti-infective ophthalmic preparations in general practice 

      Smit, Derrick (Medpharm Publications, 2012)
      Ocular infections may be bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic in aetiology. Pharmacological preparations are available to treat infections that are caused by these groups of organisms. The majority of these preparations ...
    • Astute and safe use of topical ocular corticosteroids in general practice : practical guidelines 

      Janse van Rensburg, E.; Meyer, D. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2013-04)
      Corticosteroids are the most effective way to treat ocular inflammation. They relieve symptoms rapidly and often prevent permanent damage. These medications, however, must be used with caution, as use of steroid-containing ...
    • Biomarkers as a predictor for diabetic retinopathy risk and management : a review 

      Phillips, Kevin C.; Clarke-Farr, Peter C.; Matsha, Tandi E.; Meyer, David (AOSIS, 2018)
      Background: The systemic and ocular manifestations of diabetes are an increasing burden on both private and public healthcare systems. The ability to accurately predict patient susceptibility and prognostic implications ...
    • Cortical lens opacities in the young patient - an indication for a lipogram? 

      Meyer, D.; Maritz, F. J.; Liebenberg, P. H.; Parkin, D. P.; Burgess, L. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2001)
      Aim. To determine the characteristics and prevalence of lenticular opacification in patients with underlying dyslipidaemia. Methods. Eighty patients of both genders and all ages (18 - 90 years) were enrolled in the trial ...
    • Dealing with dry eye disease in general practice 

      Smit, Derrick (Medpharm Publications, 2012)
      Dry eye disease (DED) is a very common condition with significant morbitity. It is under-diagnosed by healthcare practitioners, since the presenting symptoms are often non-specific or misleading, and clinical signs may be ...
    • Efficacy of cryotherapy in retinoblastoma 

      Molteno A. C. B. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1976)
      Five cases of retinoblastoma treated by freezing are reported. From these cases it appears that a single freeze thaw cycle will destroy all tumor and that with suitable instruments it is possible to destroy tumors involving ...
    • Eyelid problems in general practice 

      Smit, Derrick P. (Medpharm Publications, 2012)
      General practitioners are often confronted with complaints regarding the eyelids. The author presents a number of clinical cases that illustrate common eyelid problems, and provides a discussion of each case to highlight ...
    • Fundus auto fluorescence and spectral domain ocular coherence tomography in the early detection of chloroquine retinopathy 

      Goodman, Megan B.; Ziskind, Ari (AOSIS Publishing, 2015-08-21)
      Purpose: To determine the sensitivity of spectral domain ocular coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and fundus auto fluorescence (FAF) images as a screening test to detect early changes in the retina prior to the onset of ...
    • Hutchinson's sign as a marker of ocular involvement in HIV-positive patients with herpes zoster ophthalmicus 

      Van Dyk, M.; Meyer, D. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010)
      Background. A positive Hutchinson's sign indicates an increased risk of ocular involvement in herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO). We examined the sensitivity of Hutchinson's sign as an indicator of ocular involvement in a ...
    • Intra-ocular concentration-time relationships of subconjunctivally administered gentamicin 

      Van Rooyen, M. M. B.; Coetzee, J. F.; Du Toit, D. F.; Van Jaarsveld, P. P. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1991)
      Eighty-nine patients scheduled for cataract removal or lens implantation were divided randomly into three groups. Each received 5, 10 or 20 mg gentamicin subconjunctivally at times varying between 0,2 and 19 hours ...
    • The intraocular pressure-lowering properties of intravenous paracetamol 

      Van Den Heever, Henning; Meyer, David (Dove Medical Press, 2016)
      Aim: The aim of this paper was to investigate the intraocular pressure (IOP)-changing properties of a single standard dose of intravenous (IV) paracetamol and compare it to that of topical timolol, oral acetazolamide, and ...
    • Long tube implants in the management of glaucoma 

      Molteno, A. C. B.; Straughan, J. L.; Ancker, E.; Molteno, A. C. B.; Straughan, J. L.; Ancker, E. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1976)
      The design, surgical insertion and results of a plastic draining implant for severe glaucoma are reported. The need for pharmacological control of bleb inflammation is stressed and the favourable long term outlook for ...
    • Management of chemical ocular injuries – what every GP should know 

      Meyer, D. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2013-04)
    • Modified neurosyphilis in the Cape Peninsula 

      Joyce-Clarke, N.; Molteno, A. C. B. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      A prospective study of 148 cases of neurosyphilis revealed that 85 patients exhibited a modified 'forme fruste' of the disease. A high proportion of these patients had evidence of activity in the cerebrospinal fluid, while ...
    • The new challenge of corneal transplantation in South Africa 

      Meyer, David (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-07)
      Modern corneal transplantation is internationally accepted as highly successful and cost effective. The avascularity of the cornea puts it in a relatively immune-privileged position, and complications due to graft ...
    • A new system of refraction for use by the general practitioner 

      Molteno, A. C. B.; Molteno, T. E. S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1977)
      A rapid, simple and economical method of refraction with a circular slide rule is descriptionbed.
    • Outpatient treatment of retinal detachment 

      Van Rooyen, M. M. B.; Van Biljon, G.; Du Toit, A. M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1989-01)
      Outpatient treatment of retinal detachment is a new concept. The first 20 cases treated in the Department of Ophthalmology at Tygerberg Hospital are discussed. After an inert gas has been injected into the vitreous cavity ...
    • Paintball ocular injuries 

      Kruger, L. P.; Acton, J. K. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1999)
      Introduction. Six cases of ocular injury following paintball injuries sustained during war games are described. A CO2-powered rifle shoots a 14 mm plastic-coated paintball at participants. The muzzle velocity of the gun ...