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HomeminewsComing Soon: Glaucoma and Corneal Cross Linking Webinar

Coming Soon: Glaucoma and Corneal Cross Linking Webinar

A two part webinar on optometry’s role in glaucoma management and corneal cross linking will be presented live online on 15 September 2020 from 7pm to 8pm.

Hosted by Glaukos, the webinars will be presented by optometrist Jason Holland, who runs a dedicated glaucoma and advanced dry eye clinic in Brisbane.

Mr Holland will discuss the safety and effectiveness of corneal crosslinking and the benefits of early diagnosis and intervention

Session One: Micro Bypass Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is incurable, however early intervention can delay or stop the progression of the disease. Treatment is focused on lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) and typically begins with eye drops. Glaucoma medications are a burden to patients and can have side effects on the ocular surface and lead to non-compliance.

In session one, Mr Holland will discuss ocular surface disease as a result of glaucoma medications and early interventions, including micro bypass glaucoma surgery (MBGS), that are available to lower IOP, reduce medication burden and improve ocular surface health.

Session Two: Corneal Cross Linking

Keratoconus, often referred to as ‘KC’, is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the cornea progressively thins and weakens, causing the development of a cone-like bulge and irregular astigmatism. Keratoconus can result in significant vision loss and, in severe cases, can lead to corneal transplantation.

During session two Mr Holland will discuss the safety and effectiveness of corneal crosslinking and the benefits of early diagnosis and intervention with corneal crosslinking to preserve a patient’s vision and quality of life.

About Jason Holland

Mr Holland graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 1994 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry) with Honours. He commenced work as a locum in 1995, and has consulted across Australia. In 2001, he commenced work at The Eye Health Centre and has been providing pre and post-operative assistance at the Brisbane rooms since. In 2012 he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics and became a Credentialed Optometrist with CASA, the Aviation Authority in Australia.

Mr Holland now runs a busy glaucoma and advanced dry eye clinic in Brisbane. He has lectured in Australia and across South East Asia. Mr Holland was the recipient of the Optometry Australia Qld Optometrist of the year in 2018.

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Role of Optometry in Micro Bypass Glaucoma Surgery and Corneal Cross Linking will be presented via a Zoom webinar from 7pm-8pm. The webinar has been approved for 3T CPD points.

To register to attend the webinar, visit