Diabetic eye disease – community information forum

In this free community forum on diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy), hosted by Dr Peter van Wijngaarden, Principal Investigator—Diabetic Retinopathy & Neuroglial Interactions, Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), you will learn about the latest research and recent developments in the treatment of diabetic eye disease.

Topics to be covered:

  • “Out of Sight – the rise and rise of diabetes and the need for a nationwide retinopathy screening program.” Dr Mohamed Dirani, Principal Investigator – Health Services & Evaluative Research, CERA
  • “Sugar­fix 1 – a study of the e‑ffects of high blood glucose on the eye and the potential for antioxidant protection.” Dr Jonathan Noonan, PhD Student CERA
  • “The cutting edge of diabetic retinopathy treatment – clinical trials and potential therapies.” Dr Suki Sandhu, Senior Research Fellow, CERA

Date: Thursday 17 July 2014

Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm. Tea and coffee available from 10.30am

Venue: Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Lucy Jones Hall, 426 Albert St, East Melbourne, (corner of Morrison Place)

Please book your place by 11 July via cera-rsvp@unimelb.edu.au or 1300 737 757

For more information visit the CERA website