Discipline of Ophthalmology

Dr Linda Visser


Dr Linda Visser

Head of Discipline: Ophthalmology
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 4341
E-mail: visser@ukzn.ac.za

Research InterestVitreo-retinal surgery, medical retina, uveitis
BiosketchOfficial posts held:
Academic Head – Department of Ophthalmology, UKZN, 2005 – present
President – Vitreoretinal Society of SA, 2005 to 2009
Founder member & Vice-Chair – African Vision Research Institute (AVRI), 2007 – 2013
Co-Chair – Scientific and Medical Advisory Board – Retina South Africa, 2009 – present
Board of Directors – KZN Eye Bank
Convenor – CMSA examinations
Secretary – College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa, 2011 – 2014
School Board member – Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
Senator – University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2005 – 2011
Editorial Board – SA Ophthalmology Journal

Reasechgate Profile
List of PublicationsPeer-reviewed journal publications

1. Zaborowski AG, Gundry BN, Masenya ME, Visser L. Primary tuberculous Keratoconjunctivitis. Eye 2006;20:978-978
2. Visser, L. Common eye disorders in the elderly – a short review.SA Fam Pract 2006;48(7):34-38
3. Zaborowski AG, Parbhoo D, Chinniah K, Visser L. Uveitis in children with human immunodeficiency virus-associated arthritis. J AAPOS. 2008; Aug 29.
4. Laher F, Ashford G, Cescon A, Cullen C, Lazarus E, Puren A, Visser L. Held to Ransom – CMV Treatment in South Africa. SAJHIVMed 2010;April:31-34
5. P Govender, R Hansraj, KS Naidoo, L Visser. Ocular manifestations of HIV/AIDS: A literature review (Part 1). S.Afr.Optom 2010;69(4):194-200
6. P Govender, R Hansraj, KS Naidoo, L Visser. Ocular manifestations of HIV/AIDS: A literature review (Part 2). S.Afr.Optom 2011;70(2):81-88
7. Daniel M Gore, Sri K Gore, Linda Visser. Progressive outer retinal necrosis: Outcomes in the intravitreal era. Arch Ophthalmol 2012;130(6):700-706. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.2622
8. Visser L, Singh R, Young M, Lewis H, McKerrow N. Guideline for the prevention, screening and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). S Afr Med J. 2012 Nov 29;103(2):116-25. doi: 10.7196/samj.6305.
9. SK Gore, DM Gore, K Chetty, L Visser. Cytomegalovirus retinitis – related retinal detachment: Outcomes following vitrectomy in the developing world. Int Ophthalmol DOI 10.1007/s10792-013-9814-7 published online 21 June 2013
10. Visser L. Retinal Detachment from Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis. Ophthalmologica 2013;230:24-25 (supplement 1)
11. S Ballim, B Gundry, S Mahomed, L Visser. Intra-orbital knife blade foreign body: A case series. S Afr J Surg 2013;51(4):134-137. DOI:10.7196/SAJS.1667

Non- peer-reviewed journal publications

1. Visser, L Managing CMV Retinitis in the Developing World. Community Eye Health 2003;16(47):

2. Visser, L HIV and the Eye. CME Oct 2007

3. Visser, L Guest editorial CME Oct 2007

4. Visser, L Guest editorial SA Ophthalmology Journal Nov 2007

5. Visser, L What’s new in diabetic retinopathy? S Afr J Diabetes Vasc Dis 2010;7:93-98

6. Visser, L Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy. S Afr J Diabetes Vasc Dis 2010;7:117-118

7. Visser, L Guest editorial SA Ophthalmology Journal 2011;6(4):8

8. AG Zaborowski, L Visser. Intravitreal versus sub-Tenon’s triamcinolone acetonide for refractory diffuse diabetic macular oedema. SA Ophthalmology Journal 2011;6(4):14-20

9. KK Chetty, L Visser. Metastatic papillary carcinoma masqueratding as choroidal melanoma. SA Journal of Ophthalmology 2011;6(4):38-41

10. Visser, L HIV and the eye. CME April 2013

Other publications

1) Visser, L. Lecture notes for fourth year medical students – Lectures on Trauma and HIV/AIDS

2) Visser, L. Postgraduate Emergency Medicine Update booklet – Notes on Common Eye Emergencies

3) Visser, L. Postgraduate course in HIV/AIDS booklet – Notes on HIV/AIDS and the Eye