Dr Lee delivered a presentation on Corneal Foreign Body Removal to a group of 14 Optometrists from the Western District of Victoria on November 2015. The Workshop was organised by Optometry Australia and held at the Lady Bay Resort, Warrnambool.
Patients are now reimbursed by Medicare for having this procedure performed by Optometrists. This represents formal recognition of the excellent work that had been done by many, but that had not been reimbursed, up till this time.
Dr Lee's lecture focussed not just on the finer points regarding the techniques used in FB removal, but also on the importance of recognising other conditions that can mimic corneal foreign bodies. He presented a systematic clinical approach to managing patients presenting with foreign body symptoms that would allow Optometrists to eliminate other potentially sight threatening conditions and proceeded to describe best-practice methods of foreign body removal and complete after care.
For more information on the event, click the link below to access the Optometry Australia webpage:
Dr Vincent Lee,