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Dinner, Education, Ophthalmology Event Noosa, 4-6 August, 2022

Ophthalmologists are invited to attend a series of educational presentations over dinner and breakfast, sponsored by Device Technologies, and coinciding with the AUSCRS conference at Peppers in Noosa, Queensland from 4 – 6 August.

Champagne Outcomes on a Beer Budget

The presentations, to be delivered by leading Australian and international ophthalmologists, begin on Thursday 4 August, with Champagne Outcomes on a Beer Budget, moderated by Dr Patrick Versace from Sydney. This session will feature Dr Pavel Stodulka, Founder, chief surgeon and CEO of Gemini Eye Clinics in the Czech Republic, who will speak on CAPSULaser Development & Capsulotomy Fixated IOLs.

Additionally, Dr Matthew Russell will speak about his experience with CAPSULaser & FEMTIS IOLs. The founder and director of VSON Laser Vision Specialist and OKKO Eye Specialist Centre in Brisbane, Dr Russell has significant expertise in cataract and lens replacement surgery and has been at the leading edge of the latest advances in lens technology, particularly extended depth of focus and trifocal platforms. His practice also encompasses refractive vision correction with ICL implantation, LASIK, PRK and SmartSight Lenticule Extraction.

The presentations, to be delivered by leading Australian and international ophthalmologists, begin on Thursday 4 August

EVOlution in visual freedom

The second session, on Friday 5 August, titled EVOlution in visual freedom, will be moderated by Dr Nick Mantell. This session will feature Dr Alison Chiu, an ophthalmic surgeon with subspecialty interest in complex cataract surgery, refractive corneal and lens-based surgery, and ICL surgery. Dr Chiu, who is a RANZCO Councillor, examiner, sits on the executive committee of the NSW branch, and is a supervisor of registrar training, will speak on Patient Selection and Surgical Steps. She will be followed by Dr Patrick Versace who will speak on Implantable Contact Lens Surgery; Additive and Reversible Vision Correction. A cataract and refractive surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience as a specialist ophthalmologist, Dr Versace has been involved in numerous clinical trials and is often an invited speaker at international meetings – most recently as Gold Medal lecturer at the Nethradhama meeting in India. He regularly contributes to the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery giving lectures and participating in symposia.

Go With the Flow

The third session, on Saturday 6 August, titled Go with the Flow, will be moderated by Dr Dean Corbett.

During this session, Florian Kretz (FEBO), MD an internationally established ophthalmologist, surgeon, speaker and researcher, will present the topic, My Swiss Success Story. Dr Kretz is the founder, CEO and lead surgeon of Precise Vision Augenärzte, which today comprises a team of 20 national and international specialists in ophthalmology.

Additionally, Professor Gerd Auffarth, ranked one of the world’s most influential people in ophthalmology in 2014, 2016, 2018 #2, 2020 and 2022, will speak on My Passion for Perfect Vision. Prof Auffarth has published more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, more than 370 book chapters, over 1,500 lectures and over 1,000 invited speeches, and has produced numerous award-winning scientific videos. His main research interests focus on the biomaterial and implant research in cataract and laser surgery of the eye. Prof Auffarth’s surgical expertise includes cataract and refractive, as well as cornea and glaucoma surgery.

Register to Attend

Each of these sessions are sponsored by Device Technologies. Thurs 4th will run from 7pm -9.30pm, while Fri 5th and Sat 6th will run from 7-8am. Find out more and register to attend the sessions here.


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