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Glaucoma UK Event

Glaucoma UK logo Glaucoma UK are hosting an online event, ‘Childhood Glaucoma: A Parent’s Guide’ Digital Support Group on Tuesday 29th June.

They are delighted to be joined by Mr Joe Abbott FRCOphth, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmic surgeon and glaucoma lead at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  

He graduated from Nottingham Medical School and trained in the West Midlands before undertaking fellowship training at Birmingham Children's Hospital,
Moorfields Eye Hospital London and Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is one of very few surgeons internationally with fellowships in paediatric ophthalmology and glaucoma. He is an expert in childhood glaucoma, retinoblastoma, paediatric cataract, ocular trauma, cranio-facial diseases and medical education. He is an advisor for The Ogden Trust, sits on the scientific advisory committee for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust and is a section editor for the journal Eye. He has published over 30 peer reviewed scientific papers and authored 8 book chapters. He is an honorary visiting lecturer to Aston University and joint secretary to the UK Paediatric Glaucoma Society. He has been awarded West Midlands School of Ophthalmology trainer of the year.

Mr Abbott will be taking people through understanding their child’s glaucoma diagnosis and what to expect with regard to treatments and outcomes. There will be a Q&A session as part of the support group, so do come armed with your questions.

Please follow this link to register. 

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Hannah Morrow at h.morrow@glaucoma.uk or contact their helpline via helpline@glaucoma.uk or 01233 62 81 70.

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