Dr Lawrence Sithole
Dr Lawrence Sithole leads the research training programme for Masterís and Doctoral students at UNISA. As a young academic, he has published 10 peer reviewed research papers in various accredited journals to date. He has recently been appointed as the chairperson of the South African Optometric Association Ethics Committee (SAOAEC) for a period of five years. He has a remarkable achievement of being one of the less than 5 black South African optometrists who hold a PhD in his field.
As a developing researcher, Dr Lawrence Sithole has remarkably published quite extensively in optometric education, environmental optometry and public health. Some of his peer reviewed research articles published in various academic journals includes:
- HL Sithole and NM Makgamatho. The use of ultrasonography in a patient with blunt eye trauma. S Afr Optom 2013 72(2) 94-96.
- HL Sithole. The ocular complications of an envenomous snakebite. S Afri Fam Pract 2013 55(2) 161-163.
- HL Sithole. A review of malarial retinopathy in severe malaria. S Afr Optom 2011 70(3) 129-135.
- HL Sithole. Aspects of oculo-visual complications in sports. Commonwealth Youth and Development 201l 8(1) 18-27.
- HL Sithole, OA Oduntan. Eye health promotion in the South African primary health care system. S Afr Optom 2010 69(4) 200-206.
- HL Sithole. Ethical issues in optometric practice. S Afr Optom 2010 69(2) 93-99.
- HL Sithole, T Arbee, N Nxumalo, ND Tshatsha, K Perumal, Z Mohamed Ali, T Souza. A correlational study between systemic blood pressure and intraocular pressure among a South African adult population. S Afr Optom 2009 68(4) 192-197.
- HL Sithole, OA Oduntan, MO Oriowo. Eye protection practices and symptoms among welders in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. S Afr Optom 2009 68(3) 130-136.
- HL Sithole. A review of the use of Streptozotocin (STZ) in the induction of diabetes in rats and subsequent ocular tissue changes. S Afr Optom 2009 68(2) 82-88.
- HL Sithole, OA Oduntan, MO Oriowo. Oculo-visual status of the welders in the Capricorn District of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. S Afr Optom 2009 68(1) 32-37.