The production of A Guide to Conditions of the Retina has been made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Bayer Healthcare.

This publication is proudly endorsed by the Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO), the Association of Optometrists in Ireland (AOI) and the Genetics and Rare Disorders Organisation (GRDO).

Written and edited by the Communications Department at Fighting Blindness:

Dr Maria Meehan, Research Manager

Anna Moran, External Affairs Manager

Caitríona Dunne, Communications and Advocacy Executive

We are very grateful for the expert guidance of Mr David Keegan, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin; Dr Paul Kenna, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital / Trinity College Dublin; and Prof Jane Farrar, Trinity College Dublin, in the development of this material.

All information current as of November 2014.

This publication is also available as a hard copy and in audio format. Please contact Fighting Blindness on 01 6789 004 or to request a copy.


Foreword from Miss Marie Hickey-Dwyer, President, Irish College of Ophthalmologists

Welcome Note from Avril Daly, CEO, Fighting Blindness