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OWA CPD Evening 4th October 2021 presented by Dr van Zyl.

Optometry Western Australia’s October CPD will be on Monday 4th October 2021 and will be sponsored by Bayer.

Topic: The Latest Management Options in Glaucoma & Cataract Surgery from a Refractive Surgery Point of View.

The CPD evening is now available via Zoom to our regional members and those that cannot travel.  Zoom Registration only opens when we have our in person attendance requirement to make the event possible.

Venue:  FJ Clark Building, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, WA, 6009.

Registration is closed

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that SLT laser has been proven to be more affective in managing primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension
  • Understand what MIGS is and how it works
  • Understand the difference between the first and second generation SMILE surgery and why the second generation is better
  • Understand the difference between the different types of presbyopia correcting intraocular lenses and how to pre-counsel patients
  • Understand treatment options for patients with irregular corneas and astigmatism

Max CPD hours awarded: 1 Ti

Session Information
This 1hr presentation will cover

  • What is MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery) and what is the latest
  • the second generation SMILE laser refractive surgery and why its better
  • the difference between multifocal and Extended Depth of Focus Lenses
  • the premium options are available for patients with astigmatism and irregular corneas undergoing cataract surgery

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CPD Sponsor: Bayer Australia

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Bayer have been long term supporters of Optometry WA CPD evenings, both metro, regional and ECO events. Bayer provide OWA with popular speakers during the year's CPD calendar.

Doctor Louren Van Zyl

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Doctor Lourens Van Zyl
MBChB, DipOphth, FCOphth, FRANZCO, FRCSI, FEBO, GradDip(RefCatSurg), MMed(RefCatSurg)

Dr van Zyl is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and completed his Ophthalmology training in Adelaide, South Australia. He holds further fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa and The European Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr van Zyl’s special interest is in Laser Eye Surgery and advanced Vision Correction surgery including cataracts with the implantation of patient specific customised lenses. He has post graduate fellowships in Advanced Corneal and Anterior segment surgery and Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Following his post graduate fellowships Dr van Zyl completed a 1 year post graduate diploma followed by a 3-year Master’s degree in Cataract and Laser Eye Surgery through the University of Sydney. Nowadays he spends most of his time behind a laser machine or on the golf course.

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.