Walsall Promotional Events

                  Our team have attended several awareness events in the Walsall area over the previous months. Palfrey Girl’s School in Walsall invited us to give an educational talk on November 18th to two groups of their students, ranging from age 11-16, which was […]

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Public Health Seminar

Our next public health seminar will be taking place on 22 July in the Education Centre at Heartlands from 5pm with the focus on diabetes and the importance of having a healthy diet. There will be a presentation about Diabetes with Dr Srikanth Bellary, Clinical Director for Diabetes at HEFT, […]

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Living with Diabetes Day

On May 30th 2015, we attended a Living with Diabetes Day hosted by Diabetes UK in Birmingham city centre on Broad Street. Several members of our eye screening team attended this event, which was an opportunity for people newly diagnosed with diabetes to meet local healthcare professionals and be educated […]

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EASDec Conference, Turin 2015

Several members of our eye screening team attended the EASDec (European Association for the study of Diabetes Eye Complications) Conference in Turin, presenting an audit poster about the Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in Transplant Patients at this event. The poster was well received and the topic interested many people at […]

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New OCT Machine

The beginning of May 2011 saw the introduction of the new OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) machine, bringing the Retinal Screening services at Heartlands Hospital to the forefront of screening technology and offering patients the most up to date service possible. The OCT machine now means more research can be undertaken […]

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Wharton’s Wall

Helen Wharton, the Centre’s Research Lead, has had a busy year attending meetings and conferences around the country presenting her research and results from using the OCT machine. Helen’s OCT images showed that many patients had macula thickening due to macula lesions, which is not always shown solely with the […]

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