About this event

  • Date and time Tue 13 Oct 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

This is the first webinar in a three-part series. This episode aims to help practitioners to understand the clinical implications of ageing on vision. The following key topics will be covered:

  • The impact of age on the eye
  • State of the art interventions for the most prevalent problems, including: Macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and raised IOP, etc..
  • The implications for medical practice, in terms of vision assessment within CGA, and screening in primary care

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

*Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 



Key speakers

Mr Nicholas Lee

Past President, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Mr Nicholas Lee has been an NHS consultant at the Hillingdon Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital since 1997. He retired from NHS practice in 2019 but has continued his private practice and teaching since then. He led the diabetic eye services at the Hillingdon Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital and is actively involved in the diabetic screening programmes of both areas.

Mr Lee specialises in age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and was one of the first centres to adopt Photodynamic Therapy in 2000. Since then, he has kept very much at the forefront of the treatments for ARMD, procuring and using the very latest examination instruments including the new Optical Coherence Tomography machines.

Mr Lee is very much an early adopter of new technology and techniques and strives to keep at the forefront of treatments. He is well known for his IT skills as author of the ABC of Medical Computing.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction
The biology of the ageing eye

Mr Nicholas Lee, Past President, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant  Ophthalmologist, Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College HealthcareNHS Trust