Join Dr Fred Chen from Lions Eye Institute as he discusses lesser known macular diseases such as Stargardt disease, Best's disease, macula hole and myopic macular degeneration.
About the presenter:
Dr Chen studied medicine at UWA. After completion of ophthalmology training at Royal Perth Hospital in 2006, he moved to London for advanced training in medical and surgical retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He also completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in surgical techniques of retinal pigment epithelium transplantation for treatment of dry and wet macular degenerations at the University College of London Institute of Ophthalmology. Dr Chen returned to Perth in 2010 as a senior lecturer at the UWA Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
His research teams are involved in testing of new treatments in dry age-related macular degeneration, monitoring of inherited retinal disease progression and application of stem cell technology in developing personalised medicine for rare retinal diseases. His research group is funded by philanthropic donations, NHMRC grants, Macular Disease Foundation, McCusker Foundation, Retina Australia and Telethon Institute. He consults and operates at the LEI, Royal Perth Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital. His special clinical interest is in macular degenerations and inherited retinal diseases.
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