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Successful 2016 PresMed Optometry Conference

Our Sydney facilities, Chatswood Private Hospital and Epping Surgery Centre recently held an extremely successful Optometrist Conference on 13 March 2016. We had 122 Optometrists attend and 4 Sponsors, 16 staff and Ophthalmologists 30 making a total of 172 attendees. This is consistent with our previous Conferences we held which is pleasing. The feedback that we’ve received from the Optometrists has been excellent confirming the value that they place in attending our Conferences. This feedback (41% return, n=50) includes:

The Conference feedback has been excellent confirming the value Optometrists place in attending:

  • 100% of attendees felt that they learnt something from the presentations.
  • The length of time of presentations (84%) and venue (88%) were both positive.
  • 100% of attendees said that they would attend next year’s Conference.
  • 88% of attendees said that they enjoyed the 2 speaker stream format.


Presentations from the conference are as follows:

  • Dr Nik Kumar – Preparing Your Patients for Cataract Surgery
  • Dr Gagan Khannah – Refractive Lens Surgery: Patient Choice and Counselling
  • Dr Umesh Nanda – Cataract Surgery in Difficult Cases
  • Dr Noni Lewis – Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Dr Kim Frumar – Toric IOL for Astigmatism
  • Dr Inderjit Singh – Red Eye
  • Dr Neil Sharma – OCT Master Class
  • Dr Gayatri Banerjee – Interpretation of OCT
  • Dr Geoff Wilcsek – An Image Guided Tour to Diagnosing Periorbital Lesions
  • Dr Freny Kalapesi – Eyelid Malpositions
  • Dr Jay Yohendran – Pterygium Surgery
  • Dr Rajiv Shah – Secondary Glaucomas
  • Dr Ridia Lim – Glaucoma Surgery Update
  • Dr Allan Bank – Glaucoma – Case Studies
  • Dr Michael Giblin – Ocular Oncology Update
  • Dr Caroline Catt – Red Eye – Major, Minor & Things Not to Miss
  • Dr Vivek Chowdhury – Dry Eyes, Red Eyes & Acute Presentations
  • Dr Tasha Micheli – The Red Eye- When Chlorsig is Not the Answer
  • Dr Diana Semmonds – Lumps and Bumps
  • Dr Season Yeung – Management of Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
  • Dr Leonard Ong – Case Studies – Drug Toxicity
  • Dr Peter Kim – Anterior Segment Case Studies
  • A/Prof Ian Francis – The Five Most Important Things for Ophthalmological Diagnosis and Management for Optometrists and Ophthalmologists
  • Dr Nirosha Paramanathan – Pterygium or Not
  • Dr Ju-Lee Ooi – CNV – Is it Wet AMD or Something Else
  • Dr Michael Jones – Retinoblastoma  Diagnosis and Care
  • Dr Dan Polya – Retinal Detachment
  • Dr John Downie – Diabetic Retinopathy: An Issue for Generation X, Y & Z
  • Dr Matthew Simunovic – Emerging Treatments for Retinal Degenerative Diseases
  • A/Prof Alex Hunyor – Diseases of the Vitreomacular Interface: Diagnosis, OCT & Management