Webinar Catch-up – What happens to your eyes as you get older? by Dr Marianne Coleman

Hosted by Adam Smith

In part one of this two part webinar – first broadcast on Monday 30th March 2020 – Dr Marianne Coleman a Research Orthoptist from the University of Surrey explains what happens to your eyes as you get older, and how to look after them.

Older people are more likely to have difficulty with their eyesight, including their ability to use their eyes together as a pair. This affects ability to judge distances, increasing risk of falling. Early in her NHS career Marianne saw and treated many older people for these kinds of problems, yet hardly any of them had dementia. In the UK you cannot access an orthoptist without a referral. So where were all these people with dementia? What is happening to their eyesight and depth perception after they get diagnosed, as dementia progresses? These questions inspired her research.

First broadcast on Monday 30th March 2020 hosted by Adam Smith, Programme Director at the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, University College London.

Watch the second part of this webinar series here.

If you would like to present your own lecture drop us a line to dementiaresearcher@nihr.ac.uk


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