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Moorfields AGM attracts key speakers

Professor Pete Coffey and Pearse Keane confirmed to speak at Moorfields Eye Hospital’s AGM

Exterior of Moorfields Eye Hospital

Professor Pete Coffey is expected to present an update on the “groundbreaking” London Project to Cure Blindness at Moorfields Eye Hospital’s AGM later this month (20 July).

The project, of which Professor Coffey is a founding member, was established a decade ago with the aim of curing vision loss in patients with age-related macular degeneration. Last year it successfully demonstrated how stem cell technology could be used to halt visual deterioration in patients with wet AMD.

Consultant ophthalmologist at the eye hospital, Pearse Keane, who was recently ranked number four is a list of ‘Top 40 ophthalmologists under 40,’ will also be on hand to share his research findings that he hopes will “reinvent the ways eye tests are currently performed in hospitals” by using a new form of ocular imaging device – binocular optical coherence technology.

Newly-appointed Moorfields chief executive, David Probert, who will be leading the event, said: “The AGM is an opportunity for patients, members and the general public to learn about the latest research projects and developments at Moorfields…I look forward to sharing our achievements over the past year with attendees.”