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Dr Abhishek Sharma

By Rhiannon Riches
Communications Manager


Optos is inviting optometrists to attend a lecture it is hosting at Australian Vision Convention (AVC) on the risks of ignoring the periphery, presented by Dr Abhishek Sharma on Saturday 7 April.

AVC has moved to a new venue this year, the award-winning Brisbane Convention Centre, and will take place over two days, from 7–8 April.

Dr Sharma is presenting his lecture ‘Can you afford to ignore the periphery?’ on Saturday at 1:15pm.

His lecture will cover vision and life-threatening peripheral retinal pathology, patient presenting history and the need for ultra-widefield retinal imaging, as well as patient management and referral guidelines.

Dr Sharma is a Melbourne and North American trained eye surgeon specialising in retinal conditions. He graduated from Medicine with First Class Honours before completing a PhD in Public Health and Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford.

Dr Sharma is a senior lecturer with the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland and practices at the Queensland Eye Institute. He has published multiple research articles in research and in the public health aspect of Ophthalmology.

Optometrists attending Dr Sharma’s lecture will be able to receive CPD points for attending.

Optos will be showcasing its latest ultra-widefield imaging device, the Daytona plus, at booths 17 and 18 at AVC.

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