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ECOV/SA Webinar – Eyelid Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures

Free to OV/SA Members

The ECOV/SA Committee are delighted to offer this topic for the next early career optometrists CPD Seminar to be held on 1 June 2020.

With the emergence of new cosmetic treatments, Dr Jonathan Kam will provide members with useful and practical information that will inform their practice and provide insights into these various cosmetic treatments and how to recognise when there are adverse outcomes.

Dr Charles Su will be providing an overview of all you need to know about ‘droopy eyelids’. The talk will include the important clinical skills of how to recognise the cause in each patient to avoid missing dangerous underlying conditions. Dr Su will also provide information on understanding the factors in considering surgical repair of ‘droopy eyelids’.


Meet our Speakers:







Dr Jonathan Kam
Eye Surgeon and General Ophthalmologist

Dr Kam is an Australian trained Eye Surgeon and General Ophthalmologist.  He is a leader in cataract and lens surgery, and dedicates his time to both public and private work in Melbourne.

He holds public hospital consultant appointments at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and with Northern Health, where he is the supervisor of ophthalmology training, and private appointments at the Epworth Freemasons and Manningham Private.








Dr Charles Su
Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic Surgeon

Charles Su is an Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon in private practice and at the Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He is a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons. He is involved in training eye registrars and fellows and lectures in undergraduate optometry students at the University of Melbourne. He is a regular tutor in an instruction course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.He has presented in many local and international meetings and has publications in peer reviewed journals.

Learning Objectives:

During this session you will:

  • further your knowledge in various facial cosmetic treatments currently offered that carry potential ocular risk;
  • recognise adverse outcomes following blepharopigmentation, episcleral tattooing, and cosmetic laser procedures;
  • recognise adverse outcomes following eyelash extensions, dermal fillers and botulinum toxin;
  • know the causes of ‘droopy eyelids’;
  • recognise the cause in each patient, and avoid missing dangerous underlying conditions; and
  • understand the factors in considering surgical repair of ‘droopy eyelids’.


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.