Professor Stephanie Watson, head of the Australian Keratoconus Registry and Fight Corneal Blindness projects will present an update on the Crosslinking Registry launched in November 2015.
Melbourne Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 at 6:45 – 8:30 pm
The Australian College of Optometry
Cnr of Keppel and Cardigan Sts, Carlton
Corneal crosslinking has become the standard treatment for patients with progressive keratoconus. But what “real world” evidence is there on the safety and efficacy of the various types of crosslinking treatments being offered to patients today? Very little, is the simple answer.
With the support of Keratoconus Australia, the Save Sight Institute recently launched the world’s first Crosslinking Registry to track outcomes of crosslinking performed on keratoconus patients in Australia.
In her talk, Professor Stephanie Watson, who heads the Australian Crosslinking Registry project, will explain what is corneal crosslinking and discuss the latest developments in this procedure – the only treatment which offers a hope of slowing or halting progression in keratoconus.
Professor Watson will also present the Registry and its early results. She will explain why it is important that all crosslinking patients become involved in the Registry project and that they ensure their corneal surgeons are reporting their progress to the Registry.