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Dedicated Dry Eye Symposium to Challenge Thinking

International and local experts will challenge current thinking about diagnosis and management of dry eye at Australia’s only symposium dedicated to this debilitating disease.

Taking place from 24 – 25 March at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney, the symposium will comprise a world class lecture program, hands-on workshops and a dinner function.
As well as presenting several lectures throughout the symposium, keynote speaker Dr. David Kading, (USA) will speak at the dinner about the latest innovation in artificial tear technology from Novartis. Dr. Kading has been recognised as one the 50 most influential optometrists of all time, one of the 250 leading innovators in the field of optometry and was recognised in 2017 as having one of the top 10 eye care practices in the United States.
Other symposium guest speakers include:

• Twice qualified optometrist Louise Veenhuis (UK), whose professional focus is ophthalmics including laser refractive eye surgery, lens replacement, technical IOL’s, retinal tamponading and Meibomian gland dysfunction;
• Oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Freny Kalapesi, a staff specialist ophthalmologist at Westmead Public Hospital;
• Dr. Stephanie Hyams, a Sydney based medical practitioner whose specialties include IPL laser treatments for rosacea and pigmentation and aging skin;
• Emma Furniss (NSW), a principle optometrist at Sydney’s Dry Eye Institute; and
• Mark Koszek (NSW) founding partner of EyeQ Optometrists and a fourth year clinic supervisor at UNSW since 2002 who has lectured extensively.

The symposium carries 13 therapeutic points for the Saturday program and 15 therapeutic points for the Sunday program. All workshop attendees will receive a dry eye diagnostics kit valued at over $300.

For details, visit: dryeyeinstitute.com.au