Looking into the Eye
Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology, Professor Graeme Black discussed degenerative eye disease and the genetic research behind it with Sixth Form students during a meeting of the Ezekiel Browne Society.
Professor Black, who specialises in research into inherited eye disorders at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, discussed how medicine might be changing for the future in a lecture normally delivered to doctors.
Students were captivated by Professor Black’s presentation which outlined the structure of the retina, explained the biology behind the retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa and how genetic research can help to identify and help prevent such diseases from occurring.
This was a return visit to the Ezekiel Browne Society for Professor Black, who was the first ever speaker to attend the Society; a lunchtime and after-school club which extends the intellectual horizons of students with a wide-ranging programme of guest speakers.