Science

Corneal Cross-Linking: From Theory to Practice

Date: 

Friday, 27 May, 2016 -
16:00 to 17:00

Where: 

AOP Seminar Room, Level 2, Room 2.030, North Wing Rupert Myers Building, UNSW Kensington

Hosts: 

School of Optometry and Vision Science

Type of event: 

Seminar

Audience / Guests: 

Public / All

This talk will cover corneal cross-linking for patients with progressive keratoconus including surgical methods.  Some important questions will be answered regarding who, when and why refer these patients for this procedure. Post-corneal cross-linking management options will be discussed.

Biography: 

Dr. Luigina Sorbara completed her M.Sc. degree in Physiological Optics in 1993 at the University of Waterloo.  Gina is Head of the Contact Lens Clinic and an Associate Professor. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the British Contact Lens Association. She also has a Diplomate in Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Therapies (AAO).  Gina lectures in Advanced Contact Lens Fitting and aftercare and is actively involved in research at the School of Optometry and Vision Science. She is a member of the Contact Lens Assessment in Youth group actively engaged in defining risks related to contact lens events. She is also a member of a Biomedical Imaging group at the University of Waterloo specializing in Optical Coherence Tomography. Her current research interests are in specialty lens designs for keratoconus, corneal topography, fluorophotometry, clinical grading and clinical trials involving new lens materials, designs and care systems.