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Presenters and delegates at the Optometry WA Centenary Conference in Hong Kong


By Rhiannon Riches
Assistant Editor


Optometry WA has held its Centenary Conference in Hong Kong in November to widen professional and educational networks with its geographically-near neighbours.

A small delegation from Western Australia attended a lecture program at the conference which was held in conjunction with the Hong Kong Optical Fair.

Victorian optometrist Graham Lakkis presented on OCT angiography, visual field analysis, ocular trauma and oral medications in optometric practice.

Optometry Australia’s national president Kate Gifford presented on paediatric eye care and myopia control, and professional services manager Luke Arundel spoke about contact lens complications.

Ophthalmologist Dr Kendrick Co Shih from the University of Hong Kong presented on diabetes and the ocular surface.

Prior to the conference, Ms Gifford gave a continuing education lecture to colleagues at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Optometry WA CEO Tony Martella met with local education and industry leaders.

Delegates toured the Hong Kong PolyU Optometry Clinic, in which private patients see qualified optometrists for comprehensive examinations and pay a lower rate for consultations with students. Delegates also attended the Hong Kong Optical Fair.

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