Community Information Session – Friday 16th November 2012

Professor Peter McCluskey, Director of the Save Sight Institute, invites you to learn more about its cutting edge ophthalmology research.

John Grigg

John Grigg, Head, Discipline of Ophthalmology, Save Sight Institute

Presented by:


"Understanding Inherited Retinal Diseases"
Hear from Associate Professor Grigg about recent advances in the clinical assessment of inherited retinal diseases. These developments refine the process of diagnosis, and help to provide a more accurate prognosis of likely visual outcomes. Patients also benefit because improved clinical assessment contributes to genetic investigations, and enables better monitoring of the effectiveness of new therapies.


"Cataract Surgery: Optimising Patient Outcomes"
Cataract is the most common cause of blindness in the world today. Surgery is generally very effective in restoring sight, but secondary cataract can be a common complication with abnormal lens cell growth. Find out from Professor McAvoy about the latest research aimed at identifying the factors and conditions necessary to promote normal lens regeneration after cataract surgery.

John McAvoy

John McAvoy, Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology, Save Sight Institute

Friday 16 November 2012
10.00am – 12.00pm
10.00am presentation
11.00am morning tea
11.30am optional tour of The Billson Laboratory (pre-booking essential)

Level 1, Lecture Theatre 2
173-175 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000
The University of Sydney Law Building (opposite St James Church, nearest train stations are Martin Place and St James)

RSVP by Friday 9 November 2012 to Dave McManamon
Save Sight Institute
T +61 2 9382 7300

Your early response is encouraged as numbers are strictly limited.