18th International Cornea & Contact Lens Conference
Last week Jillian, John, Jacinda and I attended the 18th International Cornea & Contact Lens Conference (ICCLC) in Sydney. This is the biennial conference of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) and it is without a doubt the biggest contact lens conference held in Australia. This year there were over 260 optometrists in attendance.
One of the highlights of the conference was the presentation of the Kenneth W Bell Medal to Charles McMonnies. Charles retired from private practice over 10 years ago, however he remains very active writing and reviewing papers and he retains a strong interest in areas such as keratoconus and dry eye. In 2013 Charles and I were co-editors of the special issue of Clinical and Experimental Optometry that was entirely devoted to keratoconus.