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Innovative Australian Surgery: P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM

Date: Fri 11/09/2020 - Sun 11/09/2022

Provider: Mivision

Optometrist Credits: 1 Clinical Diagnostic Credit

Event Type(s): Online

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Although pterygium, as a condition, has been described for more than 3,000 years,1 and the surgery for the disease for just as long, it is only in the last 50 years that there has been a better understanding of the disease, and the advances in its treatment. P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for Pterygium is an Australian surgical technique that has shown positive patient outcomes, with reduced disease recurrence and improved cosmesis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Diagnose a pterygium and understand when a patient should be referred for surgery,
Understand the best method for pterygium removal,
Understand the rates of recurrence following various surgical methods and complications of these methods, and
Understand why recurrence rate is no longer the measure of success and why cosmetic outcome is now the gold standard measure.

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