Leading ophthalmologists and researchers will be hosting a series of seminars on macular disease across the UK this summer. The “Top Doctor” events have been jointly organised by the Macular Society and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
At the events leading specialists will present the latest research and news on treatments for macular disease, which is now the biggest cause of sight loss in the industrialised world.
Each seminar will feature a presentation from leading ophthalmologists, cutting edge researchers and inspirational speakers including broadcaster Peter White MBE or international musician Matt Wadsworth.
More than half a million people in the UK have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Macular degeneration causes loss of central vision making it difficult to drive, read or recognise faces.
Cathy Yelf, Chief Executive of the Macular Society, said: “We have some fantastic experts speaking as part of our Top Doctors seminars and are delighted to have the Royal College of Ophthalmologists as partners in this project once again.
“The Society’s work has never been as important as it is today because more people than ever are developing macular disease.”
“The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. Our 15,500 members make us the biggest patient group in the sight loss sector and the voice of people with macular conditions. We provide free information and support to improve lives and ensure no one has to face macular disease alone. There are 300 Macular Society groups around the UK and beyond. We fund research so that one day we can overcome macular disease.
The seminars, which will be held in Carlisle, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Cardiff, Chester, Belfast, Exeter, Norwich, Reading, are open to all those affected by macular conditions and their family, friends and carers, as well as those who are interested in finding out more.
Entry to the seminars is by ticket only. Tickets are £10 and available from the Macular Society on 01264 350551 or online at www.macularsociety.org.