Eye Conditions Talk - 10 November

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Eye Conditions Talk - 10 November
17 October 2017

On Friday 10th November 2017, 2 – 3 pm, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free talk on ‘Eye Conditions’, at the Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital, Bury.

The event will look to raise awareness of eye conditions including; Cataracts,  glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration - the leading cause of sight loss in people with Diabetes.  There will be an overview of the treatments available at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust for common eye conditions.

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual senses, which means that the Trust’s ophthalmology team see and treat people with eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, paediatric ophthalmology; orthoptics, vitreo-retinal surgery, corneal service and low vision service.

Mr Hashmi (Clinical Director for Ophthalmology) said “Sight loss is devastating and it is so often preventable if problems or changes are detected early.  Through education people can be much more aware of changes to look out for and how best to look after their eyes to prevent problems occurring at all.

The talk takes place at the Education Centre at Fairfield General Hospital, on Friday 10th November between 2 – 3 pm.

The event is free and is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public and the Trust’s public members a greater insight into their local hospital and the services it provides. So far, more than 12,500 people have signed up to become Trust members. 

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email membership@pat.nhs.uk