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OWA CPD Metro Evening on Tuesday 12th September 2023
Supporting RUOK? Day for In Person Attendees. 

Optometry Western Australia’s September CPD will be on Tuesday 12th September 2023.
Dr Tom Cunneen
will present and the event is sponsored by CSL Seqirus

Topic: Advances in Cataract & Refractive Surgery

This is planned as an In Person Event & Zoom attendance.

Venue:  UWA Optometry, 39 Fairway, Crawley, WA, 6009.

The following will be covered during Dr Cunneen’s talk.

– Potential role of the optometrist in the patient’s cataract and refractive surgery journey

– Advising patients of their options, selecting a surgeon, preparing the patient, managing expectations

– Patient selection criteria and considerations for the different refractive surgery and IOL options.

– Update on different refractive surgery and IOL options

– Assessing and managing post-op complications after cataract and refractive surgery

Learning Objectives

– To understand the current state of cataract and refractive surgery


Max CPD hours awarded: 1 Hour.


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Dr Tom Cunneen

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Tom Cunneen is an ophthalmologist working in Churchill Ave, Subiaco and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He has an interest in refractive, cataract and pterygium surgery. He underwent surgical training at the Sydney Eye Hospital before completing a corneal and then an oculoplastic fellowship in the UK. In 2015 he was the first surgeon in WA to offer corneal cross linking in the public system.

Dr Cunneen is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, member of the Australian New Zealand Society of Corneal Surgeons and Australian New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons. He is a Director of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and sits on the board of the Australian Medical Association.
When not working he enjoys surfing and spending time with his wife and four daughters.

CSL Seqirus

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Sponsored by CSL Seqirus

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