This symposium will provide the comprehensive ophthalmologists with an update on herpes keratitis. New diagnostic trends and guidelines for management will be presented. Recent, issues with the availability of anti-viral therapy will be addressed and alternative options discussed. New developments in herpes vaccination and anti-viral prophylaxis for cataract surgery will be included and practical advice given.
At the end of the symposium it is expected that the comprehensive ophthalmologist will be able to choose the appropriate diagnostic test, antiviral therapy for treatment and prophylaxis, and advise their patient on vaccination for herpetic eye disease.
The panel will be drawn from the Australian and New Zealand Corneal Society, and RANZCO uveitis and cataract specialists. Each presenter will talk for 10 minutes and be followed by 2 minutes of question time. Adequate time will be allowed at the end of the session for questions.
DrAndrea Ang – Diagnosing herpes keratitis in the clinic
Prof Mark Daniell – What is currently available for topical therapy for keratitis
Prof Peter McCluskey – Role of oral antiviral therapy
Dr Con Petsoglou – Alternative therapy for herpes: does it work?
Dr Tony Malouf – Anti-herpes vaccination: Should we all have it?
Dr Alina Zeldovich – Is prophylaxis needed for eye surgery in patients with herpetic keratitis
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