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The beauty of sight in science and art

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Past event - 2023
23 May Doors 6:30pm
Event 7pm to 8:45pm
Metric, Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Rd,
London SW7 2BB
Come along for a showcase of scientists and artists at the top of their fields discussing sight. Interspersed with our speakers discussing glaucoma and ophthalmology, there will be opportunities to hear from those living with sight loss - this evening is in collaboration with the Fight for Sight charity, and we will be joined by some of the people they have supported over the years.

Fight for Sight: Preventing sight loss with research.

Professor M Francesca Cordeiro (Professor of Retinal Neurodegeneration and Glaucoma Studies)
Professor M Francesca Cordeiro's research explores novel approaches to save sight and reduce disability, with over 150 peer-reviewed publications. She will introduce the national charity Fight for Sight, which supports researchers to deliver over 160 projects at universities and hospitals around the UK, helping to create a world where everyone can see.

Bringing the clinic to you: Home monitoring for visual diseases

Peter Reddingius (PhD Researcher at City University of London)
Sonali Dave (PhD Researcher at City University of London)
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. For people living with Glaucoma, it is recommended that they monitor their vision and have regular sight tests in clinics. However, this can be costly, increases the burden on the NHS, and is not always practical for patients. Therefore, the ability for patients to monitor their own vision in alternative ways, preferably from the comfort of their own home, would be an ideal solution. In our talk, we will be discussing some of the vision monitoring tests that have been developed and that are currently being tested by our team.

Living with visual impairment: Hear from people with lived experience of sight loss.

Fight for Sight (people with vision impairments)
This will be a chance for the public to engage with people living with visual impairment. Expect to gain a deeper understanding of the value of sight from first hand perspectives. We will learn why support for those with visual impairments across science and art is so valuable, from the people who benefit from it.
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