At this seminar, you will learn about macular degeneration, its symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, the importance of nutrition and lifestyle and strategies to enable you to live well with low vision. We will, also, have guest speaker and ophthalmologist, Dr David Hilford presenting.
The seminar is free but please book by calling the National Helpline on 1800 111 709 or completing our Education Session Registration Form.
About Dr David Hilford, MBBS (Hons), FRANZCO, BEd, DipT
Dr David Hilford specialises in Surgery and Diseases of the Retina, Vitreous and Macula, treating conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular diseases. He also provides surgical treatment of retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane and macular hole. After a career as a secondary school science/mathematics teacher, Dr David Hilford completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1997 and was awarded the Lilian Cooper Memorial Prize (Dux of the Course) and The University Medal.
Following his residency (which included civilian medical work with the Australian Defence Force) he completed Ophthalmology training in Brisbane. He spent two further years undertaking Retinal Fellowships in Auckland, New Zealand, and at the prestigious John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Dr Hilford has given presentations at state, national and international ophthalmology conferences, and has published articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Hilford has consulting rooms in Brisbane at the Watkins Medical Centre on Wickham Terrace, Northside Eye Specialists in Chermside and Pine Rivers Eye Centre in Strathpine, and consults in Toowoomba at the Toowoomba Eye Clinic. He operates at Queensland Eye Hospital in Brisbane and at The Toowoomba Surgicentre in Toowoomba.
Dr Hilford proudly supports the Macular Disease Foundation Australia, being a member of the Medical Advisory Committee to the Foundation and also providing free weekend public lectures for MDFA on topics such as age-related macular degeneration.