The 51st Annual Congress of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) was held in Sydney over 5 days in November. Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of RANZCO, the meeting showcased top national and international speakers delivering topics covering current and emerging practices in eye disease diagnostics, technology, surgical and medical treatment, including gene therapy. Highlights included presentations on the Bionic Eye* project at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and the evolution of laser treatment in the eye, by Prof John Marshall, inventor of the excimer laser used in refractive eye surgery and of the new sub threshold nanosecond laser, or 2RT, now in use for treatment of dry AMD and diabetic macular swelling.
*Associate Professor Penny Allen is delivering the 2019 Gerard Crock Lecture on the Bionic Eye Project on Thursday 21 November in Melbourne. To register for this Free Event click this button:
Dr Vincent Lee,