9th Annual Gerard Crock LectureOctober 25, 2017
The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Annual Gerard Crock Lecture which will be held on Wednesday 25 October 2017, 5:15pm registration | 6:30pm lecture.
“Eye care in the Wild West”
Presented by Associate Professor Angus Turner, McCusker Director, Lions Outback Vision
How do you deliver best practice eye care to someone who lives 2,000km away from the nearest major hospital? What if you had to wait 10 months to see a visiting specialist about your eyes, only to be told that yes, you need surgery, but there’s no time to do it this visit, you’ll have to wait another year?
When A/Prof Angus Turner established Lions Outback Vision in 2010, this was the reality facing many West Australians in regional, remote and Indigenous communities. Together with a small but passionate team of eye health professionals, A/Prof Turner is utilising innovative technology such as telemedicine to deliver eye health care to tens of thousands of people who would otherwise have fallen through the cracks.
Professor Jonathan Crowston said, “I’m very much looking forward to welcoming Angus back to Melbourne and hearing all about his inspiring work in the Wild West of the West-Australian Outback!”
The Gerard Crock Lecture series honours the memory of renowned ophthalmologist, the late Professor Gerard Crock, inaugural Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology.
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