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Ophthalmologists and diabetologists to join forces for World Diabetes Day

By Editor
16th October 2019
Eyecare, Good practice

A multi-platform initiative to explore the current standard of care for diabetic eye disease has been announced.

The 12-month programme will kick off with a live panel discussion on November 14, 2019, World Diabetes Day, and will bring together leading industry-leading ophthalmologists and diabetologists.

Together they will debate and discuss reforms needed for a more integrated, holistic approach for people with diabetes and disease management as part of The Ophthalmologist Live Roundtable.

By bringing key opinion leaders from ophthalmology and diabetes together we are providing a platform to highlight emerging news and research in the battle to tackle eye-related issues as a direct result of diabetes and explore opportunities for improved, collaborative care Tracey Peers, Chief Operating Officer

Diabetes prevalence is set to grow by 48 per cent over the next 25 years – an increase that will place the world’s health budget under huge stress. The condition brings with it a multitude of potential health risks, including complications in the eye.

The live panel discussion will be filmed by a professional video team and hosted on a dedicated bespoke channel.

John Marshall, Professor of Ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London will be chairing this discussion and will be joined by Winfried Amoaku, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Nottingham, Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director at Diabetes, NHS England and Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trusts and Dawn Sim, Director of Telemedicine and Consultant Ophthalmologist in Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Tracey Peers, Chief Operating Officer said: “The launch of The Ophthalmologist’s Live Roundtable initiative is an exciting step forward in bridging the gap between ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of diabetes and diabetes-related conditions.

“By bringing key opinion leaders from ophthalmology and diabetes together we are providing a platform to highlight emerging news and research in the battle to tackle eye-related issues as a direct result of diabetes and explore opportunities for improved, collaborative care. I encourage anyone involved in the treatment of diabetes to join this global discussion with us on World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2019, to help raise awareness of the increasing risks to vision caused by such a common condition.”

Anyone interested in joining this discussion can register for free today and watch the debate live from the comfort of their own home here.

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