James talks to Dr Andrew Kaines about the approach to the management of patients presenting with acute visual loss. Acute visual loss in an otherwise normal-looking (white) eye is a rare but concerning presentation.
Summary Writer: Brandon Lau
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Andrew Kaines
Andrew Kaines is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the macula and retina.
After completing ophthalmology training, Andrew spent several years in sought-after international Medical Retina Fellowship positions at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Jules Stein Institute, UCLA, California. It was during this time that Andrew honed his skills in the complexity of macula and retina disease, and also became involved in leading-edge research into new treatments and diagnostic techniques for retinal diseases.
Since returning to Australia, he has been appointed to a Medical Retina VMO position at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, teaching registrar ophthalmologists in microincisional cataract surgery, retina and general ophthalmology. Andrew also practices privately in Hurstville and the Northern Beaches.
With Dr Andrew Kaines, Ophthalmology VMO at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Sudden onset visual loss in an otherwise normal-looking (white) eye is a rare but concerning presentation. Dealing with this presentation is a matter of identifying vision-threatening conditions such as retinal detachment or giant cell arteritis and working up the patient with targeted history and examination.
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