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ECOV/SA Seminar: Complex Corneal Presentations: Tips & Tricks on How to Manage Them

Date: 17/05/2022 (AEST)

Venue: The Castle Hotel - 56 Courtney Street, North Melbourne , VIC, 3051

Provider: Optometry Vic/SA

Contact: Lisa Busuttil, [E], [P] 0396529101

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand the detection and management of Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy and other complex corneal presentations
  • Implement appropriate communication and referral pathways to ensure optimum patient care
  • Understand appropriate primary care management and treatment of complex corneal presentations
  • Understand how contact lenses can manage complex corneal presentations

Max CPD hours awarded: 2.5

Session Information

Complex Corneal Presentations: Tips &Tricks on How to Manage Them
Duration of CPD Session/Module
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component

Meet your Speakers:

John Komser

John graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 with a Bachelor of Optometry. Following graduation, he moved interstate to work in multiple practices in NSW and QLD with OPSM and was a clinical skills educator for Optometry students at Queensland University of Technology. In 2015, John joined a team of researchers who conducted the National Eye Health Survey in order to assess the burden of eye disease across the country. Since moving back home to Melbourne, he completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses and worked at the Australian College of Optometry where he was mostly involved in clinical teaching and supervision, advanced contact lens fitting and glaucoma co-management. Aside from contact lenses, John also has a special interest in glaucoma and currently works alongside Ophthalmologists.

Associate Professor Elaine Chong

A/Professor Elaine Chong, MBBS MEpi PhD Melb, FAMS FRANZCO, is an ophthalmologist with a long track record of excellence supported by multiple international and national awards, with her peer-reviewed work featured and published internationally. A/Professor Chong was the recipient of the RANZCO gold medal for excellence as the top Ophthalmology exam candidate across Australia & New Zealand.

She is a highly experienced cataract surgeon with a focus on precise refractive results. She has performed over 3000 cataract surgeries, including femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgeries.

A/Professor Chong is also a corneal surgeon who performs laser surgery, cornea cross linking for keratoconus & the latest lamellar partial thickness corneal transplants for various corneal diseases which are preferential to the traditional full thickness corneal transplants including advanced DMEK surgery. She is the principal investigator in the DWEK/DSO trial for treatment of Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy.

A/Professor Chong manages and treats medical retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and vein occlusions and is actively involved in the latest clinical trials in these areas.

A/Professor Chong is the head of department for Ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, committee member of the Victorian branch of RANZCO, executive committee of the Australian & New Zealand Cornea Society and on the editorial board of the Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology Journal.

A/Professor Chong has her private rooms in Glen Iris (, Doncaster, and South East Melbourne.

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.