Keratoconus Research Update

Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014

Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Tea and coffee available from 5.30pm.

Venue: Lucy Jones Hall, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital426 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002

It is an exciting and hopeful time for people with keratoconus. Corneal collagen cross-linking has the potential of being the most significant breakthrough for treating and halting the progression of the disease. Together with the identification of keratoconus genes and the development of new screening technologies, there is much to inform you in this free information forum brought to you by the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and Keratoconus Australia.

The session will be hosted by Associated Professor Mark Daniell, Principal Investigator, Corneal Research, Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA).

There will be time for questions with the speakers about their presentations, or broader keratoconus research.

Topics to be covered:

  • “Genes, environment and keratoconus” Associate Professor Paul Baird, Principal Investigator Ocular Genetics, CERA
  • “Keratoconus Research Innovation at CERA – Questionnaires, tissue collection and technological advances” Dr Srujana Sahebjada, Research Optometrist, CERA
  • “Cross-linking – 2014 and beyond” Dr Elsie Chan, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

RSVP: (acceptances only) 7 November via email: or call 1300 737 757

For more information visit the CERA website.