Vision Eye Institute doctors invited to speak at AUSCRS 2019


Several of our specialists recently travelled to Queenstown, NZ for the annual Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS) conference. This year’s conference theme was ‘Crystal Clear’, which was based on an adventure theme with ‘adrenaline and extreme’ activities or fancy dress costumes!

During the meeting, leading ophthalmologists from various countries discussed the latest developments in cataract and refractive surgery. The comprehensive clinical program covered various topics including the latest developments in low-power IOLs and cataract surgery, IOL selection for presbyopia, laser capsulotomy, outcomes of a new monofocal IOL, and lens insertion surgery.

A/Prof Michael Lawless and American ophthalmologist Dr Steven Safran delighted attendees with a lively debate about the use of laser cataract surgery in ophthalmic practice.

‘It is fundamental that surgeons understand the value and place for laser cataract surgery within ophthalmic practice,’

A/Prof Lawless

Doctor presentations
Dr Uday Bhatt
Dr Jason Cheng
A/Prof Michael Lawless 
Prof Gerard Sutton


AUSCRS is a society dedicated to scientific developments in cataract and refractive surgery, with the aim of being a committed, special-interest group of ophthalmologists passionate about education and dissemination of knowledge and new techniques.


Dr Jason Cheng speaking on stage at AUSCRSProf Sutton presenting on stage at AUSCRS in fly-fishing outfitClose-up of Professor Gerard Sutton with microphone at AUSCRS 2019A/Prof Michael Lawless sitting in the crowd at AUSCRS


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