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Seminars and Events

  • Sep
    5

    UNSW will be holding its Open Day at our Kensington campus on Saturday 5 September 2015 commencing at 9.00am.  Staff from the School of Optometry and Vision Science will be available to answer any queries you may have.

  • Sep
    11

    The School welcomes Associate Professor Bamini Gopinath from the University of Sydney who will present on "Novel modifiable nutitional and lifestyle factors for AMD".  His lecture is scheduled for Friday 11 September 2015 at 4pm. 

  • Sep
    25
    Dr Patrick Goodbourn from the University of Sydney will present on low level vision: individual differences and genetic influences on Friday 25 September 2015 from 4pm - 5pm at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Australia.
     
  • Sep
    29

    Our UNSW Optometry Clinic will be holding a Foreign Body Removal Workshop from 1pm-4pm on Tuesday 29 September 2015.  Optometrists will soon have a Medicare billing code for the removal of corneal foreign bodies. This workshop will include essential information on the safe and effective removal of foreign bodies and the appropriate management and follow-up.

Research Spotlight

Myopia or short-sightedness is a growing global health problem and it is now one of the most significant causes of blindness.The financial burden on individuals and communities of both correcting myopia and treating related ocular health conditions is substantial.This has driven the development of innovative therapies aimed at controlling myopia progression.

In a response to this growing public health burden, the UNSW Optometry Clinic has started a new Myopia Clinic, offering a service to identify patients who are at high risk of development of myopia and to implement appropriate interventions to slow down or halt myopia progression. The clinic will provide unique testing and treatment specific for myopia management.

Dr Pauline Kang and Ms Kathleen Watt both have strong research interests in myopia and myopia control and are excited to be offering this service through the clinic. The Myopia Clinic will use state-of-the-art equipment and offer evidence-based treatments to all patients. To share the expertise and facilities available, the clinic will also offer co-management of patients with local optometrists.