Dr. Carina Slazus attended Medical school at Stellenbosch University and obtained her MBChB degree in 2001. After completing Internship and Community service in rural South Africa, she started working in the department of Ophthalmology at UKZN where she spent a total of five years. She started her registrar training in that time and completed it in 2009. In 2005 she obtained the diploma in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Carina Slazus has a special interest in retinal diseases and treatment of these and also performs amongst others cataract and glaucoma surgery at the Cape Eye hospital. She is a member of the Ophthalmologic Society of South Africa and fellow of the College of Ophthalmology of South Africa since 2008. She joined her father in private practice in August 2009 and currently juggles motherhood and work very successfully.
She has presented several papers both at local and international congresses and has had articles published in local and international journals.
Glaucoma case presentations at the annual South African Glaucoma Society Congresses in 2006, 2007, 2008
- “Outcomes in severe Adult Gonococcal keratoconjunctivitis” presented at the South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting in Cape Town and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting in Stockholm 2008
- “Optic neuritis in Durban” – Ophthalmologic Society of South Africa congress 2007
- “Retinopathy of Prematurity : the Durban experience” – Ophthalmologic Society of South Africa congress 2008
- “Diabetic retinopathy” presentation for Diabetic Clinic members at Panorama Medi-clinic
- “Age related macular degeneration” presentation for Optometrists
- South African Ophthalmology Journal February 2009 “Bird attack : a case of penetrating ocular trauma”
- Informative article on “Colour blindness” in Die Burger October 2010
- The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting presentation reported by Eurotimes 2009
She had been fortunate to do her training under dr. Linda Visser who is a retina specialist. At UKZN she cultivated a keen interest in the Retina both medical and surgical.