This year’s Australian Vision Convention (AVC) is set to throw the spotlight on innovation in eye care when it opens on the Gold Coast in April.
Programming for the annual conference, which is hosted by Optometry Queensland & Northern Territory (OQNT), is being spearheaded by the Association’s President, Melinda Toomey, who has heralded 2020 as the “un-official year of the optometrist”.
the 17 speakers lined up to present at AVC 2020 would primarily focus on innovative approaches to eye and vision problems for 2020 and beyond
Themed ‘Vision Beyond 2020’, Ms Toomey said the CPD program would underpin optometry’s desire for “our patients to see their best, and to look to the future of eye care and optometry”.
Ms Toomey said the 17 speakers lined up to present at AVC 2020 would primarily focus on innovative approaches to eye and vision problems for 2020 and beyond.
Innovations in Corneal Cross-Linking
One of these presenters is Queensland ophthalmologist Dr Brendan Cronin, who will present his research into rapid visual rehabilitation for patients who traditionally would have to undergo corneal transplant procedures.
With special interest in the field of corneal cross-linking, Dr Cronin has spent a recent phase of his career working with cutting edge technology that completely changes how this treatment is applied, and the effect it has on a patient’s vision.
“We can now deliver customised cross-linking treatments based on an individual patient’s topography to flatten the steeper parts of the cornea more and regularise corneas without lasering away tissue,” said Dr Cronin. “I can’t wait to share how some of these new procedures can benefit the audiences’ patients.”
AVC 2020 takes place from 4–5 April at the Marriott Resort and Spa on the Gold Coast. Over 40 CPD points are available. For a full program and to register, visit http://bit.ly/avc2020.