Dr Michael Wertheim


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Dr Michael Wertheim

Dr Michael Wertheim is a highly experienced Ophthalmic Surgeon who completed his specialist training in Ophthalmology in the United Kingdom with subspecialty fellowship training in Portland, Oregon in the United States and in Perth. He holds a Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) in the United Kingdom and a Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) 

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Dr Wertheim is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and covers all aspects of general ophthalmology. He has a special interest in Cataract Surgery and Pterygium Surgery. Dr Wertheim is credentialed to insert the Glaukos Istent for the treatment of glaucoma. The Istent is Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS).

He has extensive publications in international journals and has presented his research at multiple international meetings. Dr Wertheim is an HBF preferred provider and charges No Gap for surgery on these patients.

Michael is happy to see uninsured patients requiring surgery as he offers affordable uninsured rates at Perth Eye Hospital.

Dr Wertheim operates on his private patients at Perth Eye Hospital.

    • Suhler EB, Smith JR, Giles TR, Lauer AK, Wertheim MS, Kurz DE, Kurz PA, Lim L, Mackensen F, Pickard TD, Rosenbaum JT. Infliximab therapy for refractory uveitis: 2-year results of a prospective trial. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Jun;127(6):819-22.
    • Copland D, Wertheim MS, Raveney B, Armitage J, Nicholson L, Dick AD. The clinical time-course of experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis using topical endoscopic fundal imaging with histological and cellular infiltrate correlation. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. 2008 Dec;49(12):5458-65
    • Wertheim MS, Connell P, Majid MA, Dick AD. Minim technique for diagnostic anterior chamber paracentesis. British Journal of Ophthalmology. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Ross AH, Wertheim MS, Majid MA, Dick AD. Diamonds are forever. British Journal of Ophthalmology [Epub ahead of print]
    • Wertheim MS, Benzimra J, Jadresic LP, Ferris JD. Ocular presentation of pediatric Miller-Fisher syndrome. Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2008 Jul-Aug;45(4):245-6
    • Wertheim MS, Cook SD, Le Van G, Knox-Cartwright NE, Tole DM. Electrolysis-needle cautery of corneal vessels secondary to lipid keratopathy. Cornea 2007 Feb;26(2):230-1.
    • Wertheim MS, Ross AH, Tole DM. The use of Campath in severe peripheral ulcerative keratitis associated with Wegeners granulomatosis. Eye. 2006 Dec;20(12):1453-4.
    • Wertheim MS, Males JJ, Cook SD, Tole DM. Dapsone-induced haemolytic anaemia in patients treated for ocular cicatricial pemphigoid. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2006 Apr;90(4):516.
    • Wertheim MS, Mathers WD, Lim l, Watkins AS, Mackensen F, O’Malley JP, Rosenbaum JT. Non-invasive detection of multinucleated giant cells in the conjunctiva of patients with sarcoidosis by in-vivo confocal microscopy. Ocular Inflammation and Immunology 2006 Aug;14(4):203-6.
    • Suhler EB, Smith JS, Wertheim MS, Kurz D, Lauer AD, Rosenbaum JT. A Prospective trial of infliximab therapy for patients with refractory uveitis: Preliminary safety and efficacy outcomes. Archives of Ophthalmology 2005 Jul;123(7):903-12
    • Wertheim MS, Suhler EB, Rosenbaum JT, Mathers WD. Non-invasive in-vivo histopathology of conjunctival sarcoid nodules using confocal microscopy. Archives of Ophthalmology 2005;123:274-276
    • Wertheim MSM, Suhler EB, Rosenbaum JT, Mathers WD. Non-invasive in-vivo histopathology of conjunctival sarcoid nodules using confocal microscopy. Archives of Ophthalmology 2005;123:274-276
    • Becker MD, Wertheim MS, Smith JR, Rosenbaum JT. Long-term Follow-up of Patients with Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy Treated with Systemic Immunosuppression. Ocular Inflammation and Immunology. 2005 Jul-Aug;13(4):289-93.
    • Wertheim MS, Rosenbaum JT. Bilateral uveitis manifesting as a complication of chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Ocular Inflammation and Immunology 2005 Oct;13(5):403-404.
    • Wertheim MS, Mathers WD, Planck SJ, Martin TM, Suhler EB, Smith JR, Rosenbaum JT. In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Keratic Precipitates. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2004;122:1773-1781
    • Wertheim MS, Smith JR, Cunningham ET. Toxoplasmosis. Review of Ophthalmology. 2004;11(10):140-2
    • Myers TD, Smith JR, Wertheim MS, Egan RA, Shults WT, Rosenbaum JT. Use of corticosteroid-sparing systemic immunosuppression for treatment of corticosteroid-dependant optic neuritis not associated with demyelinating disease. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2004;88:673-680
    • Galloway G, Wertheim M, Broadway DC. Acute glaucoma with abdominal pain. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2002;95:555-6
    • Wertheim M, Astbury N. Bilateral uveitis caused by intravesical BCG immunotherapy for bladder carcinoma. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2002;86(6):706
    • Wertheim M, Broadway DC. Cyclodiode laser treatment to control intraocular pressure during pregnancy. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2002; 86: 1318-19
    • Wertheim M, Broadway DC. Neovascular Glaucoma. [Review Article] Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update. 2002;3:141-52
    • Wertheim MS, Martin T, Rosenbaum JT. Inflammatory eye disease in Spondyloarthritis: Epidemiology, Clinical Features and Treatment. In: Ankylosing Spondylitis and Spondyloarthritis. Editors: Weisman M, Reveille J, van der Heijde D. Elsevier Press. CV Mosby, 2006. ISBN: 0323031048.
    • Wertheim MS, Mathers WD, Lim L, Watkins AS, Mackensen F, O’Malley J, and Rosenbaum JT. Non–Invasive Detection of Multinucleated Giant Cells in the Conjunctiva of Patients With Sarcoidosis by in vivo Confocal Microscopy: A Masked Study. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005 46: E-Abstract 2734.
    • Armour RL, Wertheim MS, Mathers WD, Ousley PJ, Terry MA. Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty (DLEK) Reduces Total and Higher Order Aberrations. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005 46: E-Abstract 2708.
    • Suhler EB, Smith JR, Pickard TD, Lauer AK, Kurz DE, Lim L, Mackensen F, Wertheim MS, and Rosenbaum JT. A Prospective Trial of Infliximab Therapy in Patients With Refractory Uveitis: Trials and Tribulations, Successes and Setbacks. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005 46: E-Abstract 2387.
    • Wertheim MS, Mathers WD, Planck SJ, Martin TM, Suhler EB, Smith JR, Rosenbaum JT. Heterogeneity of Keratic Precipiates Revealed by In Vivo Confocal Imaging. A new diagnostic tool? Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2004:ARVO E-abstract 2689
    • Suhler EB, Smith JR, Lauer AK, Kurz DE, Wertheim MS, Pickard TD, Rosenbaum JT. A Prospective Trial of Infliximab Therapy for Patients with Refractory Uveitis: Interim Analysis of Safety and Efficacy Outcomes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2004:ARVO E-abstract 3370
    • Doyle TM, Collins JF, Rajska BM, Coffman JE, Wertheim MS, Rosenbaum JT, Martin TM. Surprising Absence of CARD15/NOD2 Mutations in Patients with Uveitis Associated with Crohn’s Disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004:ARVO E-abstract 2688
    • Wertheim MS, Suhler EB, Rosenbaum JT, Mathers WD “In vivo confocal microscopy of Sarcoid nodules??? Archives of Ophthalmology 2005;123: COVER