Alan Stitt, Belfast. ‘New therapeutic options for diabetic retinopathy.’ Host: Luminita Paraoan

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Friday 24th January 2020 / Venue: William Henry Duncan Apex Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: Institute of Ageing & Chronic Disease seminar series
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  • Suitable for: Staff and students
  • Admission: Free to staff and students
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Alan Stitt, McCauley Chair of Experimental Ophthalmology, Queen’s University Belfast
‘New therapeutic options for diabetic retinopathy.’
Alan’s research focuses on the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy and age-related retinal disease. This work has revealed novel therapeutic avenues, some of which have progressed into Phase II/III clinical trials to prevent neurodegeneration and microvascular recovery in the ischaemic retina. Linked to this regenerative theme, is his research which is seeking to harness the reparative potential of a unique endothelial progenitor-type to re-vascularise the ischaemic retina and repair the early vascular damage that is characteristic of diabetic retinopathy. Alan’s talk will provide an overview of the treatment options for diabetic retinopathy and the possibilities of earlier treatments that prevent progression to sight loss in patients.
Host: Luminita Paraoan
Contact: leifh@liverpool.ac.uk and Louise.Simpson@liverpool.ac.uk
if you would like talk broadcast live to Leahurst or Aintree
Please always sign attendance sheet. All welcome.
Many thanks. Brenda Smith