Dry Eye and Blepharitis: Patient Information Seminar
in Ocular Surface Disease, Events
22 Oct 2013
Dry Eye and Blepharitis affect almost 50% of patients, and are more common and increasingly severe as we get older. There is currently no cure for dry eye (when a person does not produce enough of the right kind of tears), or for blepharitis (eyelid inflammation). These frustrating conditions are a considerable burden to patients and the health care system.
Researchers and clinicians at Save Sight Institute are working hard to find better ways of managing such eye problems, and two of its finest researchers are pleased to share their findings with patients and friends at this free information seminar.
Friday 29th November 2013
Claffy Lecture Theatre, Sydney Eye Hospital, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
CLINICAL PROFESSOR STEPHANIE WATSON
Dr Watson is a specialist in corneal surgery at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney Children’s and Prince of Wales Hospital. She completed sub-speciality training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and was awarded a PhD for the development of a new dry eye therapy.
Dr Watson is also a leading stem cell researcher, her work acclaimed both internationally and nationally. Dr Watson’s research was recognised by the ABC’s New Inventors television programme, receiving both the episode and people’s choice awards, and the Less is More grand final award.
DOCTOR CON PETSOGLOU
Dr Petsoglou is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with expertise in the treatment of corneal and external eye disease conditions in adults and children.
Dr Petsoglou recently undertook a four year sabbatical at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, completing a Corneal and External Disease fellowship, performing over 3000 eye operations and advancing research into corneal disease. Dr Petsoglou was lead investigator in corneal trials of Avastin, an antibody that inhibits the grown of new blood vessels.