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28th Annual Cornea & Eye Bank Meeting

Transplanting and refractive surgery ophthalmologists met with cornea specialists in research and eye donation in March for the 28th Annual Cornea and Eye Bank Meeting.

The purpose of the meeting, held in Sydney from 17-18 March, was to share and discuss results and research related to corneal disease.

The conference focused on current best practice, research and controversies, with an afternoon session devoted to ethical issues surrounding treatment of patients. A treat for attendees was the presence of Professor Donald Tan, the Director of the Singapore National Eye Centre and previous Director of the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). Professor Tan, who was an invited key note speaker for the Douglas J Coster Lecture focused on improving Endothelial Keratoplasty. Over the two day conference, he also delivered presentations on refractive surgery and corneal imaging.

Professor Peter Cistulli, the head of the Discipline of Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney, was another highly respected speaker at the conference. Professor Peter Cistulli presented on the topic of sleep apnoea and its associations with eye disease.

The purpose of the meeting, held in Sydney from 17-18 March, was to share and discuss results and research related to corneal disease

Attendees enjoyed a conference dinner at the Sydney Opera House foreshore.

The Cornea and Eye Bank Meeting is organised each year by the Australia and New Zealand Cornea Society, the Royal Australia New Zealand College of Ophthalmology’s (RANZCO) Special Interest Group that advises the College on matters pertaining to cornea, eye banking, refractive surgery and contact lenses.