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Understanding Ocular Hypertension

By Prof Paul Ramkissoon
Ocular hypertension (OHTN) refers to raised intra-ocular pressure (IOP) in the presence of normal optic nerve head (ONH) appearance and with no visual acuity (VA) or visual field (VF) loss. Nevertheless, the patient is monitored closely as a glaucoma suspect because high IOP is a risk factor for glaucoma. 

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Overview of Conjunctivitis

By Rayishnee Pillay
The conjunctiva is a thin, translucent membrane that lines the anterior surface of the eye. It comprises a bulbar section covering the visible part of the sclera, ending at the limbus, and a palpebral section that lines the inner surface of the eyelids. It provides a protective barrier against invading pathogens and aids in lubrication of the ocular surface by secreting components of the tear film.

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The case of the young lady with pretty blue eyes and hearing loss

By Marolize Botha
A 12 Year old African female presented at a school screening. She attends a school for learners with special educative needs (LSEN). She has hearing aids in both her ears, but communicates normally. She previously wore spectacles but lost them. She struggles to see both at distance…

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