About Dr Dunlop

Overview

Dr Catherine Dunlop is an experienced ophthalmologist. She is a Novocastrian who lives and works in this area.

In 1986, she joined Dr DB Dunlop (her father) and Mrs P Dunlop, orthoptist (her mother) in practice at 66 King St, Newcastle. In 1998, Dr Anthony Dunlop (her brother) joined the practice. The practice records date back to 1930's.

She opened and worked at her Nelson Bay branch practice for 10 yrs and at her Maitland branch practice for 3 yrs while continuing to work in Newcastle. For 8 yrs she also worked once a month with Dr Benecke in Hornsby.

From 1987, she has been Clinical Coordinator and Conjoint Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Newcastle, helping to train medical students.

Dr Dunlop has combined her interests in ophthalmology with a busy family life with 4 children.

 

Degrees

BSc (Med) - University of Sydney

MB BS (Syd) - University of Sydney

FRANZCO - Fellow by examination

FRACS - Fellow

Jampolsky Fellow in Strabismus USA

 

Keeping up-to-date

Dr Dunlop  attends conferences in Australia and overseas. She regularly presents papers at Australasian meetings.

 

Associations and Memberships

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists - Fellow (by examination)

Royal Australian College of Surgeons -Fellow

Jampolsky Fellow in Strabismus, USA

American Academy of Ophthalmology - International member

American Cataract and Refractive Society - International member

Neuro-ophthalmology Society of Australia - member

Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists - associate

Australian and New Zealand Strabismus Special Interest Group

Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Special Interest Group

Hunter Ophthalmic Group

 

Research Interests.

Muscles.

BSc(Med) – Muscle physiology: changes in slow and fast muscles after denervation

Botulinum  toxin treatment – since 1986 Dr D B Dunlop and I have been using this muscle relaxing toxin to weaken eye and facial muscles

Pupil changes with Strabismus.

Dilation of one pupil is a unique and new observation associated with unilateral intermittent exotropia (one eye turns outwards especially when it is glary or the person is sick/tired)

Myopia.

Atropine eye drop treatment – very low dose used to slow progression of myopia

Myopia research project -  2015 Prof Sally McFadden  Dept of Psychology, University of Newcastle

 

Papers:

Hoh JFY, Dunlop C

Transformation of slow-twitch muscle to fast-twitch muscle in paraplegic rat

Third International Congress Muscle Diseases.

Congress Series no. 334 Exerpta Medica Amsterdame 1974

 

Dunlop C, Hoh JFY

Myosin Transformation in Soleus Muscle of Paraplegic rats

Proc Aust. Physiol Pharmac. Soc. 1974; 5(1):64

 

Dunlop, C

BSc (Medical) thesis:

“Neural Regulation of Myosin Isozymes”.

 

Hoh JFY, Kwan BTS, Dunlop C, Kim BH

Effects of nerve cross-union and cordotomy on myosins isoenzymes in fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle of the rat.

Plasticity of Muscle.

D Pette, Editor 1980

Walter de Gruyther (Berlin, New York)

Pages 339-352.

 

Davey DF, Dunlop C, Hoh JFY, Wong SPY

Contractile properties and ultrastructure of extensor digitorum longus and soleus muscles in spinal and transected rats.

AJEBAK 1981; 59(4):393-401

 

Sorrell TC, Dunlop C, Collignon PJ, Harding JA

Exogenous ocular candidiasis associated with intravenous heroin abuse.

Brit J Ophthalmol 1984;65:481-485

 

Neill RA,  Dunlop P, Dunlop DB, Fenelon B, Dunlop C

Electrophysical responses to crossed and uncrossed disparity conditions of refractive overcorrection.

In Orthoptic Horizons – Transaction of 6th International Orthoptic Congress

Ed M Lenk-Schafer, 1987

Pages 227-233

 

Neill RA, Dunlop P, Dunlop DB, Fenelon B, Dunlop C

Stereoscopic evoked response to crossed and uncrossed disparity accompanying simulated refractive error

Brit J Ophthalmol 1988;72(10):759-763

 

Dunlop C

Botulinum toxin – the rationale of its use

Aust J Ophthalmol 1988; 16:333-335

 

Gillies M, Sarks J, Dunlop C, Mitchell P

Traumatic retinopathy resembling acute macular neuroretinopathy

Aust J Ophthalmol 1997; 25,207-210

 

Dunlop C

Does your child’s eye turn? Early detection of strabismus by the GP

Mod Med Aust 1998; 41(12) 28-32

 

Concern for “poor vision” comment in newspaper

Newcastle Morning Herald 1999; 13th May:12

 

Dunlop C

How to test a child’s eyes for strabismus.

Medicine Today 2001; July 100-102

 

Dunlop C, Dunlop DB, Dunlop P, Pittar G

Botulinum Toxin treatment is helpful in Thyroid Ophthalmology. A 15 year Australian Review

Progress in Strabismology

Editor J-T de Faber ISA 2003

Pages 329-331

 

Dunlop C

Guest Panelist ISA Terminology Committee

Pages 73-85 (in above)

 

Little Bitz Magazine (on-line)

Articles 2002-2005:

What to do when your baby’s eye is turned.

What to do when your baby has a watery, mucky eye.

Learning about: Visual Development and Crossed Eyes.

Your Home Eye Check.

Eye Colour.

Blinking in Childhood.

Learning about Dyslexia.

Home Eye Emergencies with your children.

Babies and children with Down’s Syndrome.

Starting school – Remember the Eyes.

Babies and children’s photos – using the red reflex.

Understanding Long sightednesss.

Understanding Blocked tear duct/ watery eye in Babies.

 

Dunlop C

Is it Time to Review the Screening Guidelines for younger Diabetic Children?

Letter to Editor

MJA 2006; 184(9): 476

 

Dunlop C

Ipsilateral pupil dilation associated with unilateral intermittent exotropia:

a new observation

CEO 2011; 39(8):839-841

 

 

Dunlop C  - contributor,

Sudden Change in Vision Health Pathway

Hunter New England Local Health District

2012

 

Current Teaching - Medical Students yr3 Ophthalmology

Introduction to Ophthalmology

Vision

Medical Student Practical Information Sheets:

How to test Vision

How to use Slit-Lamp

 

 

Current Appointments.

Co-ordinator and Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Newcastle

VMO Lingard Private Hospital, Merewether

VMO Hunter Valley Private Hospital, Shortland

RANZCO representative for Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute