Take the Dryness out of Dry Eye
This webcast was recorded on Tuesday 24th July, 2018 | 7:30pm - 8:50pm AEST
Optometry Australia is presenting a new live webcast titled: Taking the Dryness out of Dry Eye.  This event is free for all members and will be held on Tuesday 24th July  at 7.30pm AEST. Board certified ophthalmologist and inventor of the IPL, Dr. Rolando Toyos will discuss with us the origins of the treatment and its original conception.  Optometrist and founder of a specialist dry eye clinic, Jason Holland will present on the applicability and practical use of IPL in a clinical settings and Dr. Maria Markoulli (researcher UNSW) will review therapeutic management of dry eye treatments.  4.5 CPD points will be available for this event with attendance and successful completion of assessment.
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Dr. Rolando Toyos
Rolando Toyos, M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Toyos Clinic. Dr. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from The University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, where he was a straight A student. Before beginning medical school, Dr. Toyos worked as a high school teacher and basketball coach. He won the National Teaching Award from Columbia University for his science curriculum development and his work with at-risk children. He then received his medical degree at the University of Illinois where he was Class President, graduating with James Scholar Academic Honors and received a community service award for helping Chicago City Public Schools develop a pre-med program for students interested in medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University and Chicago Children's Hospital. Dr. Toyos spent one year performing LASIK at the Eye Institute in Beverly Hills. Dr. Toyos is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and specializes in Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Glaucoma, and Dry Eye. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country, completing over 35,000 cataract surgeries, 20,000 glaucoma laser treatments and 25,000 LASIK surgeries. Dr. Toyos is the inventor of the procedure Intense Pulse Light IPL for Dry Eye Disease.

Mr Jason Holland
Jason graduated from Queensland University of Technology’s School of Optometry in 1994 with honours. He spent the first 6 years of his career as a locum Optometrist for the Optical Superstore in practices throughout Australia. In 2000, he began working with Dr Andrew Apel, a leading Brisbane Ophthalmologist who specializes in the anterior segment. Jason plays an integral role in the patient’s pre- and post- operative management. Jason was the founder in 2006 of a clinic specialising in Dry Eye treatment and Glaucoma co-management. The clinic is the pinnacle of Dry Eye management in Australia using advanced technology and leading practice protocols. In 2002, Jason’s role at The Optical Superstore advanced to the point where he now manages the Optometrists for 67 Optical Superstores nationally. He frequently recruits newly graduated optometrists to join his team of over 90 Optometrists. Optometry Australia represents Optometrists in Australia. Jason was elected as a Director in Queensland in 2008 to later become the treasurer in 2013. He was also nominated to represent Qld on the National Optometry board in 2014 - 2017. In 2011, Jason was invited to be on Deakin University’s Advisory Board when they were developing the Optometry program. He gave advice on key issues such as clinical placements, and industry expectations. Jason is an active member of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia. He has a special interest in utilising the latest technology to provide patients with optimum vision correction. He frequently lectures for leading contact lens companies around the world.

Dr. Maria Markoulli
Dr Maria Markoulli is an Optometrist and Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW. Her research interests lie within tear film biochemistry and the ocular surface.

In particular, her research goals are to:
1. understand the impact that systemic disease, such as diabetes, can have on corneal nerves and tear film biochemistry
2. characterise the impact of dry eye disease and meibomian gland dysfunction on the ocular surface and identify effective treatments
3. minimise contact lens-related adverse events

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