Fighting Blindness Opens the Virtual Doors of its 21st Annual Retina Conference to People with Vision Impairment Offering A Rare Opportunity to Quiz the Experts…
Why is my vision loss causing me to hallucinate? When is the new Luxturna gene therapy that could save my sight going to be approved? How should I look after my eye health during this pandemic?
These are just some of the burning questions likely to be put to eye experts at the forthcoming Retina 2020 conference Public Engagement Day taking place virtually on Saturday November 7 from 10.30am to 2pm.
The conference, organised by Fighting Blindness and supported by Novartis, will be officially opened by international rugby star, Ian McKinley. It takes place against a backdrop of 240,000 people in Ireland living with sight loss – 75-80 per cent of which is preventable.
2020 marks the 21st year of this internationally-renowned conference and offers people with sight loss and their families insight into the latest therapeutic developments, as well as the opportunity to network and share experiences.
Retina 2020 will take place on a custom-built online platform ensuring an optimum conference experience for participants. Members of the public can now view the full programme and register to attend, for free, at www.fightingblindness.ie
Sight Loss & Hallucinations
One of the rarely highlighted topics to be examined at this year’s Retina 2020 Public Engagement Day is the phenomenon of Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS), a side-effect sometimes associated with sight loss and which involves seeing hallucinations.