Join us for our second condition-specific webinar

May 21, 2021

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Our series of condition-specific webinars will continue on Wednesday 2 June. This second session will focus on:

These educational sessions are an extension of our Retina 2020 program and would normally, pre Covid-19, have taken place in person at Public Engagement Day.

If you would like to submit a question for one of our speakers please do so before the event. You can email your question to or call 01 678 9004. This will help us with time management on the day.

All of the sessions in the series will be recorded and will be available after the event.


Date: Wednesday 2 June
Time: 5pm – 6.35pm

Register here in advance for this webinar (opens in new tab)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


5pm: Welcome
Kevin Whelan, CEO, Fighting Blindness

5.05pm: Research update
Prof. Jane Farrar, School of Genetics and Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin

5:30pm: Clinical update – LHON and optic atrophy
Prof. Lorraine Cassidy, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

5:55pm: Clinical update – glaucoma
Prof. Colm O’Brien, Professor of Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the UCD Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

6:20pm: Capturing the prevalence and experiences of Charles Bonnet Syndrome in Ireland
Dr. Alison Reynolds, University College Dublin

6:30pm: Overview of genetics and inheritance
Jackie Turner, Genetic Counsellor, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

6:35pm: End

This session is kindly sponsored by Roche.