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Fly through the Eye at the National OCT Conference

Swiss ophthalmologist Dr Peter Maloca, winner of the Wellcome Image Awards for the best of medical science imaging in 2016 and 2017 will be showing the extraordinary capabilities of his virtual reality software at the National OCT Conference 2017.

Dr Maloca will take to the stage in the break out area during the morning and lunch breaks on Monday 20th November. There will be 22 pre-bookable slots available to delegates where they will have the opportunity to ‘Fly through the Eye’ in a three-minute demonstration by escaping to the land of virtual reality and see a glimpse of the new data analysis methods available in eye care.

Advancements in 3D printing technology also offers a tactile stimulation and experience to the audience, exemplifying normal retinal vessel architecture and disease in a memorable way, which is simply invaluable. 

Working at Moorfields Eye Hospital in Professor Adnan Tufail’s research group, Dr Maloca is using the latest imaging techniques to further investigate the choroid, which is now understood to play a much more substantial role in many retinal diseases, than previously thought.

Held at the Hilton London Paddington, this year’s conference is expected to attract in excess of 300 delegates and virtual reality is certainly going to be a hot topic. Delegates are encouraged to book their place for one of the 22 available slots as spaces are limited and further details to do this will be available nearer the conference.

In the mean-time please watch the video:

Based on attending seven lectures and two workshops, optometrists can gain a total of 13 CET points at the conference. There are also CET pointsforCLOsandDOsoverthetwodays