On Wednesday, August 11, Specsavers hosted its fourth virtual SCC event, livestreaming to almost 600 participants across Australia and New Zealand.

This webinar focussed on Therapeutics Updates – Dry Eyes and Kids Lids and featured CPD talks from Ophthalmologists Dr Carolyn Ross, specialising in paediatric and general ophthalmology at Gordon Eye Surgery and Dr Brendan Cronin, a Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgeon at Queensland Eye Institute.

Dr Carolyn Ross provided an update on the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric blepharokeratoconjunctivitis, discussing important diagnostic signs and management decisions for optometrists. Dr Ross took the audience through a series of case studies to illustrate these key topics.

Dr Brendan Cronin presented a step-by-step guide for optometrists on how to care for their patients with anterior surface disease prior to cataract surgery, to help ensure the best possible outcome. Dr Cronin also gave advice on how to communicate clearly with patients before referral to help set expectations for surgery.

The webinar also included the introduction of a new award – the inaugural 2021 Dame Mary Perkins Medal, with Dr Ben Ashby announcing ten Australian and three New Zealand finalists. Click here to read the article on the finalists. Winners will be announced at the live SCC Series in Brisbane on September 15.

The next SCC session will be held online on Wednesday August 18, 7.00pm AEST.

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This event was proudly sponsored by Topcon.