Scientists launch exhibition exploring the human eye

The University of Liverpool and St Paul’s Eye Unit will lead an exhibition exploring the human eye at Liverpool Town Hall.

‘Eyes Revealed’ is part of a series of events to mark the awarding of Freedom of the City status to St Paul’s Eye Unit.

Members of the public will be able to experience a wide range of interactive demonstrations, designed to showcase the workings of the eye and enable people to learn about current and future treatments, as well as diagnoses of eye disease.

Doctors and scientists from St Paul’s and the University’s Department of Eye and Vision Science will be talking to visitors about the latest technologies and techniques being used to identify and treat eye conditions and showing them how the state-of-the-art equipment at St Paul’s is used.

Rare opportunity

Professor Simon Harding, from the University’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease and Chair of Clinical Ophthalmology at St Paul’s Eye Unit, said: “St Paul’s has always had a huge amount of support from the local community and, as part of the Freedom of the City programme, we wanted to host an event for members of the public to allow  them to discover more about the eye, meet the team, and see first-hand some of the ground-breaking work performed at the University.

“This is a rare opportunity for people to explore first-hand the world of ophthalmology in a unique environment.”

The official Freedom of the City ceremony for St Paul’s Eye Unit will be presented by The Lord Mayor, Cllr Erica Kemp CBE. The accolade is recognised as ‘the highest nomination that can be bestowed to an organisation that has rendered significant and valuable service to the City and its citizens.’

Free lecture

‘Eyes Revealed’ is free to attend and takes place at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday, 18th March, from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.

A special guest lecture is being given by Professor Ian Grierson from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, at 3.30pm.

To book, please email or call 0151 706 4291.

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