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LEI Research Week 2019

Good eyesight plays an integral role in people’s quality of life. The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) will share important developments in research into vision loss and blindness during the inaugural LEI Research Week.

LEI Research Week will comprise a series of free events, including:

Eye health and research lectures for the community, McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, 6 Verdun St Nedlands, 10am – 4pm, Tuesday 22nd October.

10am – Professor Bill Morgan, Glaucoma Ophthalmologist and LEI Managing Director, speaking about ‘Adventures in the pressure space – what does the optic nerve do in Glaucoma and outer space?’ Professor Morgan will be presenting on his research into glaucoma and his collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

11.30am – Dr Andrea Ang, Corneal and Refractive Ophthalmologist, presenting ‘Can I get rid of my glasses Doc?’ Dr Ang will cover all things LASIK and Laser Refractive Surgery.

1pm – Dr Hessom Razavi, Retinal Ophthalmologist, taking you on a ‘Journey into the Eye’. Using virtual reality technology, Dr Razavi will take the audience on a virtual journey through the eye and disease.

2.30pm – Dr Angus Turner, McCusker Director of Lions Outback Vision, speaking about ‘Country eyes: how to give sight-saving treatment away from the city lights’, covering all elements of remote eye health care and the amazing work of the Lions Outback Vision team.

These lectures are free and all members of the public are welcome.
Reserve your free tickets here today: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/eye-health-research-lecture-series-tickets-71473417917

The Ian Constable Lecture at the University Club UWA, 7-8pm, Thursday 24th October.

The keynote address will be given by Professor Keith Martin, Managing Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Professor Martin will be talking about ‘Glaucoma: what’s on the horizon?’

This event – the 20th year of the Ian Constable Lecture – is free and all members of the public are welcome.
Reserve your free tickets here today: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/glaucoma-whats-on-the-horizon-tickets-71760241815

Sensory Science – An LEI Exhibition to Stimulate the Senses, UWA IQX, cnr Broadway and Stirling Highway Nedlands, 11am – 3pm, Saturday 26th October.

This unique exhibition is a collaboration between the LEI and Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute. It include the science-based artwork of Dr Erica Tandori, a legally blind artist, and the LEI research team, and is a tactile exhibition that enables people with all levels of vision to learn about science and research in a new and engaging way.

This event is free and all members of the public are welcome. No tickets required.

LEI Research Week events are open to the public, at no cost.  Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.
Please call Diana at the LEI on 08 9381 0876 to find out more.

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