The 17th International Cornea & Contact Lens Congress (ICCLC): A Breath of Fresh Air was held at Peppers Conference Centre, Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast, Qld from 11th October to 13 October 2019. The QUT Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory (CLVOL) was well represented with 3 members in attendance: Associate Professor Stephen Vincent, Dr Alyra Shaw and Damien Fisher.
Damien Fisher was Chair for the ICCLC Organising Committee and was delighted to introduce many of the invited speakers, along with workshop and poster presenters, throughout the three-day congress. On Day 2 of the congress, Damien presented a virtual poster titled: Anterior Segment OCT Repeatability, and on Day 3 he delivered an oral presentation titled: Physiologic Corneal Changes Associated with Scleral Lens Wear.
Stephen Vincent was also a lead organiser for the ICCLC, as well as a keynote speaker delivering a talk on Day 2 highlighting his latest research on scleral contact lenses. Stephen’s talk was titled: Scleral Lens Decentralisation. Stephen also conducted repeat workshops on Biometry in Myopia Control throughout the three-day congress.
Alyra Shaw highlighted her own research on lid wiper epitheliopathy on Day 2 of the congress with the virtual presentation of her poster titled: Lid wiper epitheliopathy: to stain or not to stain?
This congress was indeed an important national and international meeting which provided Stephen Vincent, Alyra Shaw and Damien Fisher with the opportunity to showcase findings from their latest research to other likeminded optometrists, scientists and researchers. The ICCLC presented an exceptional opportunity to stay up to date with current cornea research and the newest clinical trends in contact lens wear.