Webinars

 

Why don’t those meds work for me – Pharmacogenomics

Karen Denton Head of Advocacy and Education at Retina South Africa discusses why people react differently to different meds and why medications prescribed for one person should not be shared with other people.

Parmacogenomics is a critical area for improving drug therapy and prescriptions in the future. 

Retina SA AGM 2021 – Guest Speaker – Jonathan Abro

Jonathan Abro (UK) was the guest speaker at the Retina SA Annual General Meeting that was held on the 14 August 2021. In this video Jonathan Abro [UK] who has Retinitis Pigmentosa and who has been involved with computers since his early teenage years discusses his journey through sight loss and how technology has assisted him professionally and in everyday tasks.

Retina SA AGM Proceedings 2021

The Retina SA Annual General Meeting was held on the 14 August 2021 via Zoom. 

If you were unable to attend click on the recording to view the proceedings. 

CHARLES BONNET SYNDROME

In this webinar Karen Denton head of Advocacy and Education at Retina South Africa talks about Charles Bonnet Syndrome.  This condition is often under-recognised, under-reported and under diagnosed.
Charles Bonnet Syndrome refers to the visual hallucinations caused by the brain’s adjustment to significant vision loss and is not a sign of mental illness.

SASHON & RETINA SA

In this short introduction presented to the South African Society for Occupational Health Nursing Practitioners (SASHON) Claudette Medefint (Head of Science, Retina SA) and Karen Denton (Lead in Education & Advocacy, Retina SA) along with the Retina SA Port Elizabeth Branch provide a short introduction to retinal disease, with prevention, diagnosis and research awareness. 

YOU, DIABETES AND YOUR VISION

In this webinar hosted by Retina Port Elizabeth, Karen Denton, Head of Advocacy and Education Retina South Africa and an internationally renowned expert on Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy talks about Diabetes and how it affects your vision.

 

APPS, SMARTPHONES AND TECHNOLOGY FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS

In this webinar Johan Grove Specialist in the accessibility of mobile devices for visually impaired, deaf & physically disabled people discussed how technology, devices, smartphones and apps can improve communication skills and quality of life for people with low vision.

 

THINKING OF GENETIC TESTING FOR INHERITED RETINAL DISEASES?

Presented by Retina South Africa Port Elizabeth Branch.  

Speakers:
Malebo Malope, Genetic counsellor, Lecturer Medical Genetics & Genetic Counselling Unit,  Stellenbosch University; 
Sr. Gameda Benefeld, Intern Genetic Counsellor and Research Nurse, Division of Human Genetics, University of Cape Town
Panelists:
Gail Cillie, PE Office Manager
Yonela Hofu, PE Social Worker
Claudette Medefindt, Head of Science, Retina South Africa
 

THE AGEING EYE AND AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

Presented by Retina South Africa Port Elizabeth Branch.
 

Key Note Speaker: Karen Denton – Head of Advocacy and Education at Retina SA
Panelists: Dr. Danie Louw – Ophthalmologist,
Dr. Olivia Read – Ophthalmologist,
Claudette Medefindt – Head of Science Retina SA,
Gail Cillie – Manager Retina SA PE Office.

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