Archive | February 2012

EAOO, Dublin

The programme for the European Academy of Optometry and Optics conference has just been released: its being held in Dublin 20-22nd April. I have a paper on Sunday morning, last on in the 9-10am session, on ‘Factors associated with adjustment to visual loss’. It’ll be a bit different from the other papers in the session, which are all corneal – do come along!

Very much looking forward to it as I’ve never been to Dublin – any top tips on the city?


OPO paper available

That was quick! The OPO paper on binocular visual fields is now available here:

DR Tabrett, K Latham. Important areas of the central binocular visual field for daily functioning in the visually impaired. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 32:156-163,2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.2012.00892.x

ARVO abstract #2

And secondly on the ARVO front is a poster by Daryl. He’s presenting in session 481, Visual Function and Quality of Life, Weds 9th May, 3.45-5.30pm, on poster board A660.

His poster (#5464) is ‘Self-Reported Difficulties in the Visually Impaired Do Not Reflect the Use of Compensatory Strategies’ by Tabrett DR, Timmis M, Latham K, and Pardhan S.

Note the very convenient time to follow this up with a trip to the pub. Please have one for me!

Farewell Florida – ARVO abstract #1

In May, the ARVO meeting will be taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the last time, before spreading its wings to new parts of the US. I’m not going to be attending this year, but that doesn’t prevent me having an interest in a couple of abstracts, to be presented by my lovely minions (just calling them that to see if they read this!).

First is Mat, who has a paper presentation on Tues May 8th at 2.15pm in Rm 305, session 339: ‘Low Vision: Sensory and Motor Limitations and Rehabilitation Potential’. His talk (#3149) is: ‘Adaptations In Obstacle Negotiation Among Patients With Central Visual Impairment: Indications Of A Cautious Stepping Strategy’  by Timmis MA, Tabrett DR, Parker M, Latham K, and Pardhan S.