UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Best Disease Patient Day

In 2018 we held the first Ophthalmology Engage patient day focusing on Best diesease - Best Day 2018. 

The day included talks from patients, clinicians, scientists and patient support representatives, Q&A sessions and interactive events to introduce you to some of the work we are conducting to develop future therapies at the Institute of Ophthalmology. These talks were recorded and we are making them available here as a resource so anyone who missed, or couldn't make the event, can still learn about bestrophinopathies and continue to benefit from what was an extremely successful day.

The event was held with the support of UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Engage Committee, Friends of Moorfields,  NIHR Moorfields BRC and the Macular Society 

Support for Patients with Inherited Macular Degeneration - Tess Barratt

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(6m 15s) 


A Clinical Perspective on Best Disease - Professor Andrew Webster

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(11m 50s) 


Best Disease, A Positive Focus - Andrew Thompson 

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(12m 6s) 


The Genetics of Best Disease - Monica Armengol 

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(11m 34s) 


How do we identify mutations in BEST1 - Dr Alice Davidson 

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(10m 59s) 


Using Pluripotent Stem Cells to Investigate BEST Disease - Dr Britta Nommiste 

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(10m 47s) 


The London Project to Cure Blindness at 10 Years: Have we found a cure? - Professor Pete Coffey 

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(18m 18s)