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Ophthalmic surgeon and optometrists to speak at Eye Health Conference

Dry eye, glaucoma, ocular first aid and blepharitis to feature at October event

Thea pharmaceuticals

Practitioners wishing to attend the annual Eye Health Conference are being urged to book now.

The conference, which has a focus on dry eye and nutrition for eye health, is organised by Thea Pharmaceuticals and will be held on Monday 3 October at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

This year’s keynote speaker is Teifi James, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon practising in Halifax and Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Mr James specialises in uveitis and scleritis and also has a general ophthalmology practice. He has performed over 12,000 cataract operations, with over 600 procedures in uveitic eyes.

Since 2004, Mr James has also been managing director of the EyeBag Company after he designed a re-usable warm compress to treat meibomian gland dysfunction.

Other speakers at the conference include optometrists AOP Councillor Francesca Marchetti, head of optometry at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dan Rosser, and Adam Wannell, optometrist at Values Education Trust, as well as independent prescribing optometrist Malcolm McPherson, a partner in McPherson Optometry in Aberdeen.

The event includes lectures, peer discussion groups and workshops on a variety of topics, including glaucoma, ocular first aid, eye care delivery and blepharitis.

Delegates can create their own programme for the day by choosing any number of lectures and up to two other activities, which include peer discussions and workshops. CET points are available to collect from each session attended.

For more information, visit the Eye Health Conference website.