Demoscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Demodex Blepharitis
– A microscope workshop
Speaker: Dr Lydia Yu and Dr Helen Eng
Date: 3 Oct 2019
Time: 8:00-9:00 pm
Venue: Suite 720, 7/F, Tower A, New Mandarin Plaza, 14 Science Museum Road, TST East, Kowloon
Seats: 16 (first-come-first-served basis)
1. Bank-in your payment to following HKAOK account.
2. Use PayMe @ Dr Helen Eng 91268299. Please mark down your name when you pay.
Deadline: 30 Sept 2019
Dr Yu Wing Yan Lydia PhD, BSc (Hons) Optom
Dr. Lydia Yu is an optometrist in School of Optometry, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Optometry with first class honours from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She then obtained her PhD degree from the Department of Ophthalmology in the University of Hong Kong. She is active in both clinical and basic science research, with interests including myopia, stem cells and regeneration of the eye, glaucoma and mechanism of the damaging effect of blue light on the retina.
Dr Helen Eng OD, FAAO
Dr Helen Eng is an optometist in private practice with special interest in vision rehabilitation, geriatric optometry, driver vision, myopic control, specialty contact lens and dry eyes. She obtained her doctor of optometry from the University of Montreal, Canada and then did her fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry(2003). She is active among the Hong Kong optometric associations and is currently the President of the Hong Kong Cornea and Contact Lens Society known as HKCCLS/HKAOK.
Demodex blepharitis is caused by an infestation of the mites Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis. All adults have some mites, but the presence of cylindrical dandruff is indicative that they have too many. This workshop will guide the attendees in diagnosing Demodex in patients using slit lamp for lash examination, photography for patient education and lash epilation with microscopic evaluation for confirmation. Attendees will have hands on opportunities in searching for Demodex under microscope. This workshop will also provide the latest treatment options. It will also offer guidelines for treatment protocols and practice management to help implement this new approach into clinical practice.
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