A/Prof Grigg a highlight at 2015 RANZCO Congress in Wellington
in Glaucoma, News, Paediatrics, Retinal dystrophies
3 Nov 2015
Associate Professor John Grigg attended the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) 2015 Congress in Wellington this week, his Council Lecture identified as a particular highlight of the event which provides an important platform for interaction and collaboration between ophthalmologists, surgeons and researchers from Australia, New Zealand and internationally. RANZCO organisers said that:
“Another highlight of Sundays programme was the Council Lecture in which Professor John Grigg gave a masterful overview of the challenges posed by childhood visual impairment.
“Refractive error rates amongst the most common causes of childhood disability, requiring effective screening programmes and though it is readily treated other much more difficult childhood visual problems such as cataract, paediatric glaucoma, uveitis and the large group of rare eye diseases are all significant being more common than childhood cancers and cystic fibrosis.
“The role of IOLs in paediatric glaucoma and the incidence of secondary glaucoma was discussed and we had a glimpse of exciting new technology including gene splicing that will change our future diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options dramatically.”
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