Finding pathology in the layers of the cornea – Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome, Post-refractive surgery dry eye, and an update on Keratoconus, and Fuchs Dystrophy

25 Aug 2019
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Finding pathology in the layers of the cornea – Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome, Post-refractive surgery dry eye, and an update on Keratoconus, and Fuchs Dystrophy

Summary

This session will provide a guide on detecting and managing conditions commonly affecting the cornea in Tasmania, and how to detect these using corneal topography. This includes dry eye occurring after cataract and refractive surgery, recurrent corneal erosion syndrome, keratoconus, and Fuchs dystrophy. It will also provide an update on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic research and technology in these areas. Lastly, the session will provide some guidance for urgency of referral and initial management strategies for the above conditions.

Learning Objectives

Understand features of normal corneal topography and difference between topography and tomography

Recognise common pathologies on topography

Be up-to-date with latest technology for diagnosis and management of common eye conditions

Have a guideline for referral urgency and initial management strategies