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Fuchs, Femto and Effelumps

Date: 12/07/2023 (AEST)

Venue: Level 2, 1808 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4122

Provider: Eyes Matter

Contact: Jim McAlister, [E], [P] 617-3193-1100

Learning Objectives

  • To evaluate Fuchs clinically: Symptoms, signs and risk factors for poor surgical outcomes
  • To evaluate the therapeutic value of various topical medications both pre and postoperatively that postiviely and negatively impacts graft avoidance, graft survival and the final level of functional vision
  • To understand the evidence base behind the choice of operation for a patient with Fuch's corneal endothelial dystrophy undergoing corneal transplantation. The evidence base behind why the vision outcomes differ when an Optometrist refers a patient with combined cataract and Fuchs to a Corneal Surgeon or a cataract Surgeon.
  • To review several unusual clinical cases that have therapeutic prescribing implications
  • To review the range of corneal and ocular surface diseases for which the Z8 corneal femtosecond laser has a useful adjuctive place and wherre it can deliver enhanced outcomes over standard manual surgery

Max CPD hours awarded: 3

Session Information

Fuchs, Femto and Effelumps
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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.