Optometrists invited to attend acanthamoeba keratitis patient support meeting

The seventh annual event gives patients, clinicians and researchers a chance to come together to find out about the latest research

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An acanthamoeba keratitis patient support meeting at Kemp House in London on 7 June will give patients, clinicians and researchers the chance to hear about the latest research on the infection.

Australian researcher and optometrist, Dr Nicole Carnt, from the University of New South Wales, has been hosting the events since 2013.

“This is an opportunity not only for patients but also clinicians and researchers to meet and discuss patient involvement in research as well as ways to better support these patients,” she shared.

Discussion topics at the event will include whether an updated acanthamoeba keratitis patient leaflet is needed and a description of the Yellow Card reporting system which helps to monitor the safety of all healthcare products in the UK.

The free event will run from 6pm to 9pm. Those interested in attending can register online

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