Tanzanian Endemic Optic Neuropathy

Thursday 6 April 2017

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.

In attendance were;

Andrew Blaikie, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, St Andrews

Martin Feelisch, Professor of Translational Evolutionary Biology, University of Southampton

Kerry Jones, Senior Lecturer, MRC Nutrition Unit, Cambridge

Gordon Plant, Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Richard Bowman, Senior Lecturer, International Centre for Eye Health

Matthew Burton, Professor of ophthalmology, International Centre for Eye Health

Kazim Dhalla, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Richard Weller, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

The team decided on a program of implementation work on TEON for the next 5 years.

As part of the process of raising awareness of TEON Dr Blaikie presented the current pathological hypothesis of the disease at the National Neuro-ophthalmology Meeting in York in March.

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