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Preventing sight loss in an ageing population


15 Nov 2016 08:00 to 09:30


European Parliament
MEP Restaurant, Ground Floor, ASP Building


Health & Consumers

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Preventing sight loss in an ageing population

The role of screening and early diagnosis in identifying eye diseases as comorbidities of non-communicable diseases


European Parliament, Brussels 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

08.00 - 09.30

MEP Restaurant, Ground Floor, ASP Building


As we age, we are at greater risk of particular eye diseases and, if not treated, of losing our sight. 

Many eye diseases are asymptomatic in their early stages and patients are often unaware of their condition until the disease is more advanced. Eye diseases are also often a co-morbidity to non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes.  All too often this vision loss is irreversible. 

A panel of experts from across the eye health field will discuss how sight loss can be prevented through early detection of eye diseases and adequate treatment. A position paper highlighting the need to enhance screening, promote research and increase access to specialists will be presented at the event. 

The event is kindly hosted by MEP Marian Harkin and MEP Heinz Becker, and is organized by EFAB, ECV and EU-EYE.


Please register here by Monday 14 November at the latest.




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