“A place to share knowledge on inherited eye disease and train the next generation of clinicians and scientists.”

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CPD accreditation

We are pleased to announce that the UK-EGG Glasgow Meeting now CPD accreditation.

With delegates being awarded 6 CPD points for attending the whole day.


Countdown to Glasgow Meeting

4 Weeks and Counting Down

With less than a month to the Glasgow Meeting it is still not too late to book your seat at the Ophthalmic Genetics meeting of the year. So check your calendars and diary to see if you are free on Friday, 8th November.

Why not make it a weekend in Scotland’s Most Welcoming City, Glasgow. Get in some early festive shopping whilst networking with all your Ophthalmic Genetics friends and colleagues.

You can book online directly from our Glasgow 2019 page.

Click Here to Book Your Seat NOW








ISGEDR 2019 Meeting – Giessen – Screencasts available NOW

21st Meeting of the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases & Retinoblastoma
a joint Meeting with Section Genetics of the German Opthalmological Society (DOG)

HD Video Screencasts of scientific sessions available HERE

Calling all Nurses

Calling all Nurses – ‘Nursing Roles in Ophthalmic Genetic Services’ Study

I am currently recruiting for my Master’s project so if you are a Registered Nurse of any grade – or a colleague of – in an Ophthalmic or Clinical Genetics Service that cares for patients with genetic/inherited eye disease I would be pleased to hear from you!

This is a short qualitative study looking at the variety of what nurses currently do in the developing world of genetic healthcare & roles, in particular in ophthalmology. Participation would involve a short questionnaire and one informal conversation-interview in person or by Skype/Facetime. GC’s welcome if you are also NMC registered and feel your role includes nursing elements. Please email me for more info…   Thank you.!

Registration is OPEN!


  The 2019 meeting will be held in the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) located within Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow on Friday, 08th November.

You can register via the meeting page HERE 

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the November meeting!


UK Eye Genetic Group Committee – New Member

We would like to introduce our membership to the newest member of the UK-EGG Committee, Denize Atan.

Denize is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in Paediatric and Adult Neuro-Ophthalmology at Bristol Eye Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol.

Annual Meeting 2019 – Date and Venue

We have been working hard on the UK EGG programme for this year, and are delighted to announce the date for the 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) located within Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow on Friday, 08th November. Early Bird prices are now active for members only.

For this meeting we are honoured to welcome Professor Veronica Van Heyningen as our keynote speaker, who will present her work on “Disease to genes and biology: PAX6 and progress”. I am sure no introduction is needed for most people, but you can read Prof Van Heyningen’s profile here.

More news and developments are to come, in the meantime we would like to thank you for your continued support of UK-EGG in 2019.

An Interesting Listen

For an interesting listen, head over to Professor Nicky Ragge’s excellent piece on the Australian Radio News Channel “New techniques help genetically controlled eye conditions


16 years of support for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists