2014 Diabetic eye disease – community information forumJuly 17, 2014
A capacity crowd attended CERA’s annual Diabetic Eye Disease Information Forum on Thursday 17 July which coincided with National Diabetes Week.
People with diabetes are 25 times more likely than the general population to become blind. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in people of working age.
The forum was chaired by Dr Peter van Wijngaarden, CERA’s Principal Investigator for Diabetic Retinopathy & Neuroglial Interactions.
To view the slides from the event please click on the links below:
- “Out of Sight – the rise and rise of diabetes and the need for a nationwide retinopathy screening program” [5.2MB]
Dr Mohammed Dirani, Principal Investigator – Health Services & Evaluative Research, CERA
- “Sugarfix 1 – a study of the effects of high blood glucose on the eye and the potential for antioxidant protection” [2.6MB]
Dr Jonathan Noonan, PhD Student CERA
- “The cutting edge of diabetic retinopathy treatment – clinical trials and potential therapies” [23.5MB]
Dr Suki Sandhu, Senior Research Fellow, CERA
To listen to an audio recording of the event, click the orange button.