HELSI Bites: Vision and Ageing

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Event details

Tuesday 30 May 2023
Online Event
Events are free but require registration via the link below. HELSI Bites are 30 minute lunchtime talks (15-18 minute talk & 10 minutes for Q&A), prepared in an engaging & accessible "TED talk" style, suitable for our diverse, cross disciplinary academic audience. They highlight the wealth of expertise amongst our members, and showcase our holistic approach to tackling ageing and extending healthy lifespans.


Presented by Dr Gemma Arblaster, Division of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery

What happens to our vision as we age? 

How does vision and vision impairment affect ageing and other health conditions? 

Gemma is a clinical academic Orthoptist at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals eye clinic. Gemma will describe her clinical roles and research interests. Recent clinical research investigating eye misalignment and the outcomes from surgery, funded by an NIHR clinical doctoral fellowship, will be presented. Current research into vision impairment in older people will be presented, including participatory research exploring the experiences of older people with vision impairment during hospital stays and the use of technology in adults with low vision. Gemma will also briefly describe the ‘Health and Wellbeing in Adulthood and Later Life’ research theme within the School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery.  

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