2018 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) community information forumMay 24, 2018
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.”
- An update on the bionic eye
Kiera Young, Bionic Eye Research Assistant, CERA
- Geographic atrophy in a clinical trial environment
Thuy Chau, Senior Study Coordinator, CERA
- A simple way to see abnormal blood vessels in AMD
Callum Narita, BmedSc(Hons) student, Monash University
- New vision tests to enable early interventions in AMD
Dr Zhichao Wu, Research Fellow, CERA
Listen to an audio recording of the event by clicking on the orange button below.
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