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Strategies to Reduce CL Related Infection and Inflammation

Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia

After another fantastic year for the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia, we are excited to be holding our first State Meeting of 2016.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

“World renowned contact lens researcher, Dr Carol Lakkis, joins us from the U.S.A. and will discuss Strategies to Reduce Contact Lens-Related Infection and Inflammation in a lovely alfresco three course dinner at Adria Bar Restaurant at Sydney’s Cockle Bay Wharf on the water. Please join us for what will be an unmissable educational night with great food and fantastic company and some great insights for all our patients and support CL research and education. We look forward to seeing you there!”

DATE: Monday 14 March 2016

The Promenade, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia.
Three course dinner will be provided.

TIME: 6.30pm for 7.00pm Start


Strategies to Reduce Contact Lens-Related Infection and Inflammation: 2016 and Beyond

Despite the introduction of new contact lens materials and solutions, a variety of complications of microbial origin can still occur during contact lens wear. While microbial keratitis remains relatively rare (annualised incidence: 3 – 5 per 10,000 in daily wear), corneal inflammatory events (CIEs) occur more frequently during lens wear, with estimates varying from 2.5 per cent to 26 per cent eachyear. This presentation will examine our current understanding of contact lens-related infection and inflammation, based on very up-to-date results from recent epidemiological, clinical and laboratory investigations. Risk factors and practical strategies to reduce patient risk will be discussed. Insights into future technologies aimed at reducing infection and inflammation, including antimicrobial compounds and drug delivery systems, will also be shared.

World renowned contact lens researcher, Dr Carol Lakkis, joins us from the U.S…


  • CCLSA Members: $70
  • Non-members: $110
  • CCLSA Student Members: $50
  • Student Non-members: $70
  • Corporate members: $70
  • Corporate non-members: $110

The Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia is a not for profit organisation. Attendance costs and sponsorship allow us to run educational and networking events and generates funds for future cornea and contact lens research.


CCLSA membership forms are available at www.cclsa.org.au or email [email protected].


Carol Lakkis

  • BScOptom, PhD, PGCertOcTher, FAAO, FACO, FBCLA
  • Clinical Research Fellow, Head of Applied Clinical Sciences
  • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., Research & Development, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Dr Lakkis is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, Australia, where she was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Optometry in 1991 and her PhD in the field of Ocular Microbiology in 1999. She has over 100 publications, has lectured extensively and is recognized internationally as an expert in Ocular Microbiology, Contact Lens-Related Infection and Inflammation, and Contact Lens Disinfection. Dr Lakkis has held academic positions as Fellow and Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Assistant Clinical Professor & Assistant Research Scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, USA, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Dr Lakkis was Director of Research, Clinical Vision Research Australia, Australian College of Optometry from 2002-2010, and then joined Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Research and Development, where she is currently a Clinical Research Fellow and Head of Applied Clinical Sciences. Dr Lakkis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Australian College of Optometry and the British Contact Lens Association, and a Councillor of the International Society of Contact Lens Research.




If you have any questions or have difficulty registering, please email [email protected].