Sydney optometrists Dr Oliver Woo and Annette Hoskin will present at the 2020 World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) in June. Organised by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the WOC was to be held in Cape Town, South Africa but will be presented in virtual format due to COVID-19.
I am… going to deliver the message to ophthalmologists about what we can do together to treat myopia with early intervention
Dr Woo and Ms Hoskin are the only Australian optometrists to be invited to speak at the conference. Dr Woo will deliver two presentations – the first on Contact lens correction – orthokeratology and soft contact lenses, and the second on How the latest contact lens technology can solve dry eye problems. He will also chair a session.
Ms Hoskin, a research fellow focusing on eye injuries and their prevention, will speak on Preventing ophthalmic trauma in the workplace.
Speaking to mivision, Dr Woo said he is extremely privileged and honoured to be invited to present at the WCO.
“I am just a humble messenger from my profession and industry who is going to deliver the message to ophthalmologists about what we can do together to treat myopia with early intervention… I love to share the latest technology that we can offer to dry eye patients and sufferers. We can improve their quality of life and also give new hope for their dry eye problems.”
Australian ophthalmologists on the program include Drs Antony Clark, Max Conway, Clare Fraser, Ivan Goldberg, Mingguang He, Paul Healey, Heather Mack, David Mackey, Frank Martin, Peter Mccluskey, Paul Mitchell, James Muecke, Graeme Pollock, and Tim Sullivan. Dr Andrea Vincent from New Zealand will also present.