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The Spectacle Makers' Lecture

Myopia: Sunshine and Nightshade

The Spectacle Makers' Lecture this year focuses on the hot topic of myopia. Rising incidence of myopia is causing concern in many countries of the world and is prompting many new research projects and a wave of commercial innovation.

Professor David Mackey AO, MBBS, MD, FRANZCO, FRACS is an internationally renowned genetic ophthalmologist and leading researcher in glaucoma genetics, based at the Lions Eye Institute, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of Western Australia. This is an exciting opportunity for scientists, manufacturers and practitioners in the UK to hear him speak about his research in Western Australia and its thesis that exposure to sunlight is protective for children. He will also discuss the use of low concentration atropine in children and opportunities for worldwide application and development of ideas in myopia control.

To book, scroll down to the event details below and click the blue SELECT button to add tickets. Members of the Spectacle Makers' Company may reserve up to three seats. The full cost is £45 per ticket. Please check your inbox for details of a discount code. The event is also open to members of the Royal Society of Medicine Ophthalmology section, subject to availability.

Please read the details and instructions carefully. It is important that we know the names and contact details for all attendees. These details will be used only for administration of this event. If you have any problems, please email the Clerk's Assistant, Jenny, on

From 18 Jul 2024
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