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2018 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) community information forum

Hosted by CERA’s Deputy Director and Head of Macular Research, Professor Robyn Guymer, this year’s Age-related Macular Degeneration information forum was held on Thursday 24 May, during the inaugural Macular Degeneration Awareness month.

Professor Guymer was recently voted as one of the ‘Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology’. The list includes surgeons, scientists, engineers, CEOs and more, and each one of them was voted by the public.

Guests heard the latest updates from the Bionic Eye Project led by Associate Professor Penny Allen and also were told about new vision tests being developed by the macular research team, including Dr Zhichao Wu who recently returned to CERA from a two year research fellowship in the US.

Guests gave the following highlights:

“Hearing about all the research going on so that in our grandchildren’s time they won’t have the problems I have. Thank you so much for all the continual research and taking the time for these information days.”

“Hearing from researchers at the coal-face about their work and being able to question them. Love Prof Guymer’s clear explanations. She seems to explain so clearly for us to understand.”

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Listen to an audio recording of the event by clicking on the orange button below.

2018 CERA AMD information forum - Dr Zhicaho Wu presenting

Dr Zhichao Wu presenting at the event


2018 CERA AMD information forum - Kiera Young presenting

Kiera Young presenting at the event


2018 CERA AMD information forum - Fundraising Coordinator, Elaine Levine and Jane Borton

CERA Fundraising Coordinator, Elaine Levine and CERA supporter, Jane Borton


2018 CERA AMD information forum - Panel of presenters

Q&A panel of presenters and Prof Robyn Guymer

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