Professional Development / Events

Early Career Optometrists - WA - CPD Evenings in 2019
The Optometry Western Australia Graduate Group is a collection of OWA members who have graduated in the last 10 years. 
ECO (Early Career Optometrists) has the goal is to provide you all with additional support that would be more tailored for you, and to also to build up a social network amongst ourselves. 
To be in ECO, you need to be in the first 10 years of your optometry career but if you fall outside that category but wish to attend a particular lecture, please email 

Date                      Wednesday 12th June 2019  - REGISTRATION OPEN

Venue                   Perugino Restaurant, 77 Outram Street, West Perth, WA 6005         

3 CPD     
Presenters            Dr Chee Kang      
Topic                     The Ageing Vitreous

Synopsis:              Posterior vitreous detachment and its complications
Learning Objectives

  • To understand macular and peripheral retinal complications of PVD
  • How to improve detection and diagnosis of PVD related complications
  • To understand management options for PVD related complications

Bio:        Dr Chee Yiong Kang is an Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic Surgeon.
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery - MB BS - 2001 Uni WA
Fellow of the Royal Aust & NZ College of Ophthalmology FRANZCO

Presenters           Dr Olivia MacVie
Topic                    Common Eyelid Malpositions & their Surgical Management
Synopsis:              A comprehensive discussion of the 3 most common eyelid malpositions (ectropion, entropion and ptosis), including their pathogenesis, diagnosis and principles of surgical management.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with eyelid anatomy
  • Understand the different sub-types of each condition
  • Understand the principles of management and the surgical techniques used

Bio: Dr Olivia MacVie MBBS (UWA), FRANZCO, DipWSET
Dr MacVie graduated in medicine at the University of Western Australia.  She completed specialist ophthalmology training in Western Australia and gained Fellowship to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2011. After completion of training she undertook further fellowship training overseas, completing fellowships with the Fred Hollows Foundation and in the UK.  She specialises in cataract surgery and general ophthalmic conditions.  She has a subspecialty interest in oculoplastics.  Dr MacVie is a consultant ophthalmologist at South Street Eye Clinic and holds public hospital appointments at both Perth Children’s Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital.    

6:00pm Registration, canapés & drinks          6:30pm Presentation        8:00pm Finish Time