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Mastering Pterygium Management

  • 27 Mar 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • George St Eye Centre, Mezzanine 580 George St Sydney 2000
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Unsure of when to monitor or refer a pterygium? Interested in what can be offered for your pterygium patients? Or just wanting to upskill your knowledge around pterygium care?

Come join our hybrid event with Prof. Hirst and Dr. Trinh on Mastering Pterygium Management!  In this talk, Prof. Hirst and Dr. Trinh will be going through the diagnosis, management and surgical expectations of pterygium patients, with particular insight into the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® technique. This event will be presented both through Zoom and In-Person. 

About Prof. Lawrie Hirst:

Professor Lawrie Hirst is one of the world’s most prolific pterygium surgeons and the surgical mind and talent behind the famous research and surgical center “The Australian Pterygium Centre”. Prof Hirst is the pioneer of the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® technique, which has been used in over 4000 patients over the past 25 years and has resulted in the best results reported in the world’s scientific literature. His area of expertise and training is in Cornea and External Disease and prior to operating exclusively on pterygium patients, his principal surgery was on performing corneal transplantation. He now trains interested ophthalmologists on the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. technique, including Dr Tanya Trinh.

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About Dr. Tanya Trinh:

Dr Tanya Trinh is an award winning cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon with extensive expertise in corneal transplantation, pterygium surgery, ocular surface regeneration, complex anterior segment surgery and refractive surgery. She is the only surgeon in NSW to continue to offer the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. technique for Pterygium in Australia. Dr Trinh completed her specialist training under RANZCO in Queensland and undertook an advanced fellowship at the University of Toronto. She has also undertaken a research fellowship and is a regular presenter on both national and international conference circuits. She is also passionate about teaching medical students, residents, registrars and fellows and contributes regularly to community optometry education. 

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Learning Objectives: 

1. To be able to confidently diagnose a pterygium and understand when to refer

2. To be able to manage and monitor pterygia that do not require surgery

3. To understand the principles behind the surgical techniques for pterygia

4. To understand the post operative care and expectations for the surgical pterygium patient

This webinar is FREE for all YO membersIf you have any questions that you would like to send in beforehand, please email them to us at If you are not a member and would like to attend, you can sign up here.

This event has been approved for 3T CDP hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the event. 

Location: George St Eye Centre, Mezzanine 580 George St Sydney 2000

Time: Wednesday 27th March

UPDATE: For in-person attendees arrive 6:00 - 6:45pm for canapes + tour of the new centre! Zoom webinar will start at 7:00PM for those tuning in online!

Cost: Free for YO Members

Food and drinks will be provided.

If attending in-person: register by Friday 22nd March, spots are very limited so get in quick!

To register for the Zoom webinar, please click here

This in-person event abides by COVID-19 safety guidelines.  We also ask that you do not attend the event if you're feeling sick or unwell on the day. Please advise us ASAP by emailing

Changes to this booking sometimes may occur at last minute and may mean that due to health advice this event may be changed to an online event. Should this occur you will be notified by email. Please ensure to check all your emails from Young Optometrists for updates and any new changes prior to your event.

Special thank you to CooperVision for their unwavering support of Young Optometrists for making these events happen! 

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