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Vision Eye Institute doctors invited to speak at AUSCRS 2019


Group of 5 ophthalmologists sitting on stage at AUSCRS dressed in swimming gear

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
  • Clinical Evaluation of Visual, Refractive and Adverse Events Outcomes of a New Monofocal IOL: 6-months Results
Dr Jason Cheng
  • Featured in the AUSCRS ‘Film Festival’ with a film about a microscope tilting aid
A/Prof Michael Lawless 
  • T2 or Not T2: Optimising Low Power Toric IOLs in Cataract Surgery
  • Precise Placement of the Laser Capsulotomy is Critical to Avoid Unhappy IOL Patients
  • Automated Lens Insertion – Avoiding Problems During Lens Insertion – the Autonome Injector
  • Multifocal IOLs in Eyes with Prior Refractive Surgery
Prof Gerard Sutton
  • Pain and Recovery following Surface Ablation: A New Approach?
  • Residual Refractive Error After Cataract Surgery
  • Logfire chat: hot topics in ophthalmic surgery


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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