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CCLSA Vic – Understanding Ocular Lubricants

Ocular lubricants, such as artificial tears and ointments – the mainstay in dry eye management – will be the focus of the final Victorian meeting of 2023 for the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia.

Guest speaker for the evening – which organisers say blends “the joy of fine dining with intellectual enrichment” – will be Canada’s Professor Etty Bitton, a renowned expert from the Tear Film and Ocular Society.

Dr Bitton presently holds the rank of full professor and is the Director of the Externship Program and the Dry Eye Clinic at the University of Montreal. Dr Bitton was invited to join the global initiatives on advancing dry eye (TFOS DEWSII and Lifestyle Epidemic: Ocular Surface Disease) and is a member of several international organisations.

Ocular lubricants have evolved to include complex formulations and innovations in bottle technology. The composition of ocular lubricants can include demulcents, emulsions, preservatives, buffers, osmo-protectants, sodium hyaluronate, and more.

The course will end with clinical cases whereby the choice of ingredients in ocular lubricants and bottle innovation will be highlighted in the management of dry eye patients.

This course will provide an overview of these ingredients to gain a better understanding of their function in ocular lubricants. Furthermore, innovations in bottle technology will also be presented for practitioners to consider when selecting an ocular lubricant. The course will end with clinical cases whereby the choice of ingredients in ocular lubricants and bottle innovation will be highlighted in the management of dry eye patients.

The event will be held on the evening of Tuesday 21 November at Mister Bianco, 26–28 Cotham Road, Kew. CPD points to be confirmed.

Further information and registration is available online.