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SILK: The latest lenticular procedure in refractive surgery

Date: 22/05/2024 (AEST)

Venue: The Carrington Hotel Shepparton, 505 Wyndham Street, Shepparton, VIC, 3632

Provider: NewVision Clinics

Contact: George Stamatelatos, [E], [P] 1800202020

Activity Outline

An update on the latest lenticular refractive laser technology - Johnson & Johnson ELITA using SILK to create a smooth lenticule. The advantages of the technology for patients will be discussed together with how this aligns with LASIK and PRK. Essential information on patient suitability for the co-managing optometrist.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patient eligibility criteria for SILK surgery
  • Develop the ability to analyze topography scans for preoperative planning
  • Gain an understanding of the surgical process of SILK
  • Differentiate SILK from other refractive procedures like LASIK, PRK, and SMILE in terms of technique, recovery and outcomes
  • Identify the significance of refractive and corneal difference in planning astigmatic treatment using Vector Planning for optimal surgical outcomes

Max CPD hours awarded: 2.5

Session Information

SILK: the latest lenticular procedure for refractive surgery
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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.