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HomeminewsFree CPD webinar: Innovations in Eyecare 23 March, 6:30pm – 7.30pm AEST

Free CPD webinar: Innovations in Eyecare 23 March, 6:30pm – 7.30pm AEST

Macular Disease Foundation Australia will host a free webinar on recent innovations in eye care on Wednesday, 23 March from 6.30pm AEST.

At this webinar, ophthalmologist Dr Devinder Chauhan will discuss the establishment of Macuject, his purpose-driven start-up developing an artificial intelligence computer vision model for optical coherence tomography (OCT) analysis that assists in the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This clinical decision support software addresses workflow inefficiencies and skills shortages, and aims to optimise visual outcomes for patients worldwide.

Dr Devinder Chauhan will discuss the establishment of Macuject, his purpose-driven start-up developing an artificial intelligence computer vision model… that assists in the management of age-related macular degeneration

Professor Algis Vingrys will discuss his work in developing and marketing a novel and unique vision test on both an iPad tablet and browser platform called the Melbourne Rapid Fields (MRF). Both applications are amenable to telemedicine settings by self-testing vision and visual fields distant to a clinic or hospital. These can be used to triage acute presentations of vision loss at distance and in remote monitoring of patients who have chronic eye or brain disease.

Find out more and register here.

 

About the Speakers

Professor Algis J Vingrys

Professor Algis J Vingrys, Partner at Glance Optical P/L
Professor Algis J Vingrys, PhD, BSc (Optom), PGCertOcTher, FARVO, FAAO retired from the University of Melbourne in Dec 2020 after 32 years of teaching and research. At present he retains the honorary appointment of Professorial Fellow in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He has taught ocular pharmacology, visual neuroscience and eye disease, especially in, glaucoma, diabetes, age-related maculopathy and neural disease. He has been a lecturer in ocular therapeutics since 2000. Prof Vingrys has been a principal investigator in nine clinical trials and published over 200 publications including: 15 invited reviews, 24 book chapters and 16 reports to government or industry including National Health & Medical Research Council (Aust) and World Glaucoma Association.

Dr Devinder Chauhan

Dr Devinder Chauhan, Founder at Macuject
Dr Devinder Chauhan is a Melbourne retinal specialist who has a passion for maximising patients’ access to sight saving intravitreal therapy. He set up Victoria’s first zero out-of-pocket injection clinic in a private setting at Vision Eye Institute Boronia, where about 5% of Victoria’s injections are now performed. In founding Macuject, a purpose-driven startup, this passion is now extending globally. After receiving funding from the Medical Research Futures Fund’s BioMedtechHorizons2 grant, he has built a team that is united in tackling undertreatment of preventable blindness in an unprecedented way.

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