Scotland’s obesity epidemic could be damaging the eyesight of young adults, according to new research by NHS Fife and the University of St Andrews.
The St Andrews Rotary Club hosted an evening of conversation and questions with Gregor Townsend MBE, Scotland Rugby Head Coach, to raise funds for the School of Medicine Arclight project.
Merlin Hetherington and Alex McMaster will cycle 10,000 km from Cairo to Cape Town to introduce a new revolutionary handheld solar-powered diagnostic tool to help in the fight against preventable blindness and deafness.
Third year student Merlin Hetherington has been awarded the SES Gough Explorer prize for 2018.
Dr Blaikie coordinated an inaugural meeting of the TEON Research Group. The meeting took place in March 2017 at the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London.
Jen Kuan and Barrie Lyell have recently won a prize for their poster at the Scottish Ophthalmology Club.
Rebecca Blundell, a student on the BSc International Health at the University of Dundee, supervised by Dr Andrew Blaikie, has recently won first prize for her presentation at the Scottish Ophthalmology Club
Rebecca Blundell, a University of Dundee International Health BMSc student presented her work on evaluation of the Arclight in Malawi at the International Association of Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) meeting in Durban. Rebecca attended the meeting along with her co-supervisor Dr Andrew Blaikie from the University of St Andrews School of Medicine Global Heath Team.
The Arclight is a revolutionary pocket-sized device which could help save the sight of millions of people around the world.