Two lecture evening . Hot Topics
Lecture 1. Myopia Care / Control Lecture
Lecture 2. Demodex is out there and impacting Lids Lashes and Lubricity.
Lecture 1. Highlighting 'new' information and management of child myopia. Myopia care is a game changer in Optometry. Up to the minute evidence of the scientific causes and practical approaches in the management of child myopia. The aim is to reduce sight threatening consequences of Myopic Progression. "Every Dioptre counts". "Every micron of eye elongation increases the lifelong risk of retinal pathologies. We have a 'duty of care' to inform the public and use soft or OrthoK contact lenses as part of a Control Strategy of child and youth myopia.
Lecture 2. Demodex is out there and impacting Lids Lashes and Lubricity. Often undiagnosed and impacting ocular health. The incidence in the general population is thought to be in excess of 25% whilst in the 70 year old it is almost 100%.
Qusetion 1. So why havent I seen Demodex before? Answer 1. Because we havent been looking. Twerk, twist and treat.
Q2. What do we need to do about it? Answer 2. It is a significant part of dry eye disease and cause of ocular inflammation. Effective treatment plans are being devleoped be an early adopters.
Let us change the way we approach Myopia and Lids/lashes. Do something ... make a difference .... be an innovator and differentiate you clinical practice.