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Visual Snow Conference

United States experts on Visual Snow Syndrome will present two days of education for Australian and New Zealand optometrists in Sydney in March 2023.

Registrations are now open for the ‘live only’ event, hosted by the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists. The Visual Snow Syndrome Course will be held in the beachside suburb of Cronulla on 25–26 March 2023

Visual Snow was first described in 1995 and was – and still is – often confused with migrainous aura.

The incidence of Visual Snow is not well documented, although it is suggested to affect 2–3% of people, and it can occur early in childhood (when many never report it to parents or health care practitioners, assuming it is normal); or it can be acquired later in life.

Visual Snow was first described in 1995 and was – and still is – often confused with migrainous aura

Until recently sufferers were often told it is migraine, or related to hallucinogenic drug use, or to learn to live with it.

Conference speakers Dr Charles Shidlofsky and Dr Terry Tsang have collaborated with the Visual Snow Initiative in clinical research involving optometric assessment and management of visual snow and associated visual and ocular conditions, presenting their research recently at the 2022 Visual Snow Initiative Virtual Conference.

More information and registration is available from the ACBO website.