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Record attendance underlines ACO conference success

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO)’s National Conference welcomed around 100 delegates to the MCG late last year. LEWIS WILLIAMS was there to document proceedings from a fascinating two days. Read more »

Generation Next: Optometry graduates put on a show

UNSW optometry graduates and some early post-graduate degree candidates provided a snapshot of their work at two recent events attended by LEWIS WILLIAMS. Myopia control featured heavily, along with topics including limbal stem cell dysfunction, miniscleral contact lenses, and orthokeratology. Read more »

RANZCO maintains high momentum at 49th Annual Scientific Congress

The 2017 version of RANZCO’s flagship event again featured some of the best and brightest ophthalmic minds from both Australia and overseas. Part one of LEWIS WILLIAMS’ report provides highlights from the renowned ‘named college’ lecture series on topics including astigmatism reduction in refractive surgery and the future of regenerative medicine. Read more »

Research revelations and treatment advice highlight SCC6

Part two of LEWIS WILLIAMS’ report on the sixth Specsavers Clinical Conference documents some of the engaging and thought-provoking presentations from the second and final day of the programme. Read more »

Sound bytes from academy 2017, Chicago

Melbourne optometrist INGRID DIEP was in Chicago recently for the 2017 American Academy of Optometry Annual National Meeting. Below is a snapshot of the fascinating material that was delivered at some of those sessions. Read more »

SCC6: Delegate numbers are still increasing

Now in its sixth year, the Specsavers Clinical Conference has become one of the largest professional development events on the local optometry calendar. Here LEWIS WILLIAMS focuses on the in-depth presentations of the first day. Read more »

SSI's community information days continue to grow

The Save Sight Institute’s annual Community Information Day continues to attract a growing audience. LEWIS WILLIAMS reports the latest developments from the most recent event. Read more »

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) Toxicity

While Dr Jennifer Arnold gave an erudite pair of lectures, the one reported here relates to the ocular consequences of long-term hydroxychloroquine therapy taken orally for rheumatoid arthritis (and other rheumatic disorders), lupus, malaria, and several other conditions. Read more »

Functional visual loss

Dr Mike Jones opened with a discussion on conversion disorders (CDs), which are defined as a loss or distortion of neurologic function not explained fully by organic disease, the effect of a substance, or as a culturally-sanctioned behaviour or experience. The symptom or deficit is neither intentional nor feigned, and the patient has an internal conflict they are unaware of, which is converted into a symptom. Most cases are perfectly normal children in all other aspects. Read more »

Electrophysiology 101

Associate Professor John Grigg delivered an introductory presentation on the useful but complex subject of ocular electrophysiology. He gave one of its main uses as explaining differences between functional and eye examination results – for example, when the eye appears to be normal clinically but vision is poor. Read more »

Bionic eye: creating hope for the blind

While Australia continues to be one of the leaders in the race to make the application of bionic eye routine, the UK’s National Health Service is now funding a trial. SANDEEP BARDIA provides an update on the different technologies. Read more »

Ophthalmology Updates! 2017 (Part 2)

Part two of LEWIS WILLIAMS’ in-depth report into the Ophthalmology Updates! series focuses on the non-surgical aspects of a conference which tackled topics both old and new. Read more »


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