Invitation to focus on eye condition
18 April 2012
A Southend University Hospital eye specialist has teamed up with the International Glaucoma Association to organise a public meeting on a common eye condition.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event which will provide more
information about glaucoma - a condition which affects around one
in 50 people over the age of 40, rising to one in 10 amongst the
over-75s. Southend University Hospital's eye department currently
sees more than 15,000 with the condition.
Consultant ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, Mr Saab
Bhermi, will give a presentation on surgery and laser treatment for
glaucoma, while a colleague from the Association will discuss
Mr Bhermi said: "As this condition affects so many people in our
local community, we want to give them the opportunity to ask the
questions they never get round to at their clinic appointments.
"As well as the two talks, there will be plenty of time for
questions - as well as tea and coffee!"
The meeting will be held in St Peter's church hall, Eastbourne
Grove, Westcliff, SS0 0QF, on Thursday, April 26 between 18.00
For further information, contact Judy Samuel on 01702 435555 ext