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Renowned Eye Surgeon to Speak at UK Cross-Linking Consortium Meeting

London, United Kingdom, August 12, 2016 --( Mr Samer Hamada, a renowned eye surgeon from Eye Clinic London and Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust has been invited to speak at the UK Cross-Linking Consortium Meeting. The event was held last Tuesday 24th May 2016 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. This meeting is the first of its kind in the UK, covering the most important issues relating to cross linking. As such, only accomplished professionals in their field have been given invitation to the event, particularly those with an interest in corneal cross linking.

With funding from the Medical Research Council, the UK Cross-Linking Consortium was established back in 2013 to encourage collaboration and co-ordinated multi-centre studies for ophthalmologists and vision scientists. Other goals of the organization are to establish a code of best practice for corneal cross-linking and provide information or advice to national bodies about developments in corneal cross-linking.

Some of the experts invited to the speak at the event include Dr Sally Hayes from the Cardiff University, Mr David O’ Bart from the St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, Mr Colin Willoughby from the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, and Mr Dan Gore from the Moorfields Eye Hospital. Eye Clinic London’s Mr Samer Hamada led a discussion on the epithelium of cross-linking. He presented clinical studies and long-term follow up data that support corneal cross-linking as a viable treatment for keratoconus eye diseases.

Keratoconus affects 1/300 Asians and 1/2000 Caucasians. Corneal cross-linking has already been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for stopping and slowing down keratoconus. With this treatment, children and younger patients are the ones who would reap the most benefits since the disease is more aggressive and progresses faster with younger patients.

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About Eye Clinic London

Eye Clinic London was established by distinguished eye doctor Mr Samer Hamada. Mr Hamada is an ophthalmologist and cornea surgeon with nearly two decade’s worth of experience. He is also a leading expert in the field of cataract and refractive lens exchange. Mr Hamada received his master’s degree from the Ulster University, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He also sits on the Council of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
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