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Peninsula Eye Centre hosts “Clinical Update 2019”

On 30th July, the Peninsula Eye Centre hosted an educational evening titled “Clinical Update 2019” to local optometrists.  The CPD accredited event included presentations from ophthalmologists Dr Rick Wolfe, Dr Zelda Pick and Dr Elvis Ojaimi.

Presentations and discussions included:

Dr Rick Wolfe: Corneal Imaging – technology, interpretation and therapeutic applications

Dr Zelda Pick: Oculoplastic Cases – eyelid tumours and pathology

Dr Elvis Ojaimi: AMD – OCT and 2RT

Thank you to all our guest optometrists for participating in this evening of interactive learning and discussion.

AUSCRS Conference 2019

23 years ago Graham Barrett and I founded the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS).  Today, AUSCRS is the peak body for cataract and refractive surgery education.  It is a world class meeting where interested ophthalmologists can stay up-to-date with the latest technology and techniques.

At this year’s AUSCRS conference, held in Queenstown, New Zealand on 17-20 July 2019 and attended by over 250 surgeons and support staff, the theme was “Crystal Clear”.

The Gold Medal Lecture recipient was Dr Steven Safran.  Dr Safran is an American board certified, fellowship trained cornea specialist.  His special interest is in cataract surgery with premium lenses.  He is extremely knowledgeable regarding a wide variety of eye diseases and is particularly adept at treating patient with delicate or complicated conditions.  Dr Safran’s Gold Lecture was titled “Good lenses gone bad: how to do an IOL exchange when all else fails” and prompted some very important discussions.

I had the pleasure of presenting my findings on several topics and being involved in a number of discussions.  My main presentation was titled “Transepithelial PRK with the Alcon-Wavelight EX 500” and described a new way of performing PRK, one of the laser eye surgery procedures. I was also a judge for our AUSCRS film festival.

Particularly interesting was the presentation by Graham Barrett on the topic of “Choice of Toric IOLs after laser refractive surgery”.

Overall, we shared a wealth of information, with over 70 doctors’ sessions presented by international and local experts.

Thank you to all my colleagues and peers for their support and inspiring contributions to these important discussions in the ever-evolving world of cataract and refractive surgery.

Graham Barrett, President of AUSCRS

Gold Medal Lecture recipient, Dr Steven Safran

Dr Rick Wolfe speaks at the ForeSight symposium in Hong Kong

Dr Rick Wolfe recently attended the 8th ForeSight symposium in Hong Kong.  On 22 – 23 June 2019, over 300 delegates from the Asia-Pacific region participated in the program, which included inspiring keynote presentations from leading experts, panel discussions, interactive audience response system and 3D videos on cataract surgery.  Several new Alcon products and innovations were presented, including Clareon® AutonoMe™ and advances in Centurion® phacoemulsification systems such as the Active Sentry handpiece.

Dr Wolfe moderated a session titled ‘Walk a while in my shoes – Mapping the journey for cataract patients’ where speakers shared their insights on patient counselling for Advanced Technology IOLs.  He also presented on the topic of treating patients with astigmatism in the ‘Hot Topic’ of the day.

Peninsula Eye Centre – Proud Sponsor of the Mornington Winter Music Festival

The Peninsula Eye Centre is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 Mornington Winter Music Festival.

The Festival will be held over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend from 7th-10th June 2019, when Mornington will come alive with a diverse mix of jazz, blues, swing, traditional, progressive and classic musical performances, offering something for everyone!  We are  delighted to be a part of this fantastic event and look forward to celebrating our vibrant and talented community with you all.

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Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr Zelda Pick joins Peninsula Eye Centre

We are pleased to announce that Dr Zelda Pick has joined our team at Peninsula Eye Centre. Dr Pick is an ophthalmologist and sub-specialist oculoplastic surgeon, with particular interest in:

  • Diseases of the eyelids
  • Skin cancers of the eyelids: removal and reconstruction
  • Ptosis (upper lid droop)
  • Entropion and ectropion (eyelids turned in or out)
  • Blepharoplasty for excess upper lid skin
  • Lacrimal system disorders (tear duct surgery for watery eyes)
  • Diseases of the orbit (eye socket)

Dr Pick performs small procedures in our comfortable rooms at Peninsula Eye Centre, and larger cases at Beleura Private Hospital, Mornington.

.Please see Dr Pick’s full professional profile here.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Pick to our practice and to continue to provide high quality eye care to our patients.