Prof McCluskey a highlight at 2015 RANZCO Congress in Wellington
in Ageing, Ocular Surface Disease, Events, News
4 Nov 2015
Professor Peter McCluskey attended the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) 2015 Congress in Wellington this week, his Norman Gregg 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:
“The Sir Norman Gregg lecture was given by Peter McCluskey who gave us an engaging overview of scleritis reviewing the increased understandings gained by Peter and his co-workers and colleagues over the last 30 years.
“The established system of classifying scleritis as nodular or diffuse is still valid and useful and with good imaging such as good quality ultrasound or high definition MRI posterior scleritis can be classified in the same way.
“The importance of identifying and adequately treating the underlying systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis is now well understood and with improved systemic treatment of these disorders the dramatically named scleromalacia perforans has largely been relegated to the history books.
“News to many was that Surgically Induced Scleral Necrosis is usually infective in cause and needs to be aggressively treated with appropriate anti-infective agents.”
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