3D Tissue Models
Age-Related Eye Disease
Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
London, UK
Keywords: Age-Related Eye Disease, Institute of Physics

Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, October 15, 2009
08:15:00 Registration and refreshments
08:55:00 Welcome & introduction
09:00:00 Causes, risks and adjustment to vision loss
09:00:00 Linking structure and function to explain visual decline with ageing Philip Luthert
09:45:00 Nutritional and environmental determinants of eye health: practical considerations Simon Kelly
10:15:00 Adaptation of the brain to sight loss Alexander Leff
10:45:00 Discussion
11:00:00 Refreshments
11:30:00 Aiding the psychological adjustment to sight loss Susan Dale
12:00:00 Screening for eye disease in the elderly: is it cost effective? Jonathan Gibson
12:30:00 Discussion
12:45:00 Lunch
13:40:00 Focus on primary open angle glaucoma
13:40:00 Glaucoma in the elderly: symptoms and diagnosis Ian Grierson
14:10:00 New insights into the causes of glaucoma: implications for treatment Julie Sanderson
14:40:00 Discussion
14:55:00 Refreshments
15:15:00 Medication vs surgical intervention for elderly patients Peter Wishart
15:45:00 Reaction to the NICE guidelines: practical implications Stephen Vernon
16:15:00 Case studies of effective care pathways for glaucoma Wendy Franks
16:45:00 Discussion
17:00:00 Close of day one
Friday, October 16, 2009
08:30:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00:00 Update on risk factors for AMD Andrew Lotery
09:00:00 Focus on age-related macular degeneration
09:30:00 Current and emerging pharmacotherapies for AMD Usha Chakravarthy
10:00:00 Epimacular brachytherapy for wet AMD Tim Jackson
10:30:00 Discussion
10:45:00 Refreshments
11:10:00 Disease management and therapeutic interventions
11:10:00 Management of diabetic retinopathy Tunde Peto
11:40:00 New developments in cataract surgery Richard Antcliff
12:10:00 Developments in laser surgery on the ageing retina John Marshall
12:40:00 Discussion
12:55:00 Lunch
13:50:00 Review of low vision devices Martin Rubinstein
14:20:00 State of the art technologies: intraocular lens Brendan Moriarty
14:50:00 Latest in gene therapy Scott Robbie
15:20:00 Challenges for the future: meeting the needs of the ageing population
15:50:00 Discussion and evaluations
16:10:00 Refreshments and close of conference
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