Dr Frank Martin and Dr Michael Jones attend conferences

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) held it’s 2017 Asia Pacific conference in Brisbane on the 5-8 February 2017, attended by Dr Frank Martin and Dr Michael Jones. ARVO Asia is the largest conference for eye and vision research in the Asia-Pacific region. The four-day meeting takes place every two years, and brings together over 1,000 researchers from over 30 countries.

Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists ophthalmologists Dr Frank Martin and Dr Michael Jones were invited to attend the meeting. Dr Frank Martin was an honorary chair and co chaired the symposium on myopia. Dr Michael Jones presented on advances in amblyopia treatment, including the promising new developments in treating amblyopia as a binocular condition by using dichoptic therapy. Dr Jones also presented some early findings from the Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists trial on dichoptic therapy.

Some fascinating topics were discussed at the ARVO meeting, including presentations on treatment options for retinopathy of prematurity, insights into the genetic links of cataract development, recent changes in retinal treatment, imaging in retinal disease and glaucoma, assessing risk factors for age related macula degeneration, links between vitamin D and diabetic retinopathy, what’s new in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema, strabismus treatment update, and myopia prevalence and it’s link with environmental factors.

With Dr Michael Jones and Dr Frank Martin presenting at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) conference in Melbourne in November 2016, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting in Brisbane in February 2017, the Australian and New Zealand Strabismus Society meeting (ANZSS, or affectionately known as squint club) in Auckland in late February 2017, and the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) congress in Singapore in early March 2017, Dr Michael Jones and Dr Frank Martin will have a very busy few months.