An interview with blackmores institute symposium keynote speaker dr paul beaumont

With over three decades of experience, Dr Paul Beaumont is one of Australia’s international experts on retinal disease. He was a founding director of the Macular Degeneration Foundation and has played a key role in raising awareness and understanding macular disease, both among health care professionals and the general public. He has also been a past chairman of the NSW division of the Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and the Committee of Chairmen of the College. Dr Beaumont commenced his career as a consultant neuro-ophthalmologist at Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal Prince Henry Hospital. He has established a successful private practice while remaining actively involved in teaching, and pursuing active clinical research into major retinal disorders. Dr Beaumont is a regular guest speaker at international meetings, and has trained both national and international medical retina Fellows in his approach to treatment of retinal diseases. He has published benchmark papers on diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and macular degeneration in leading world journals. Dr Beaumont lives in Lovett Bay where there are no roads and travels to work in a tinny each day to his practice in Mona Vale. He spoke with Blackmores Institute in the lead up to the 2015 symposium where he will deliver a presentation on nutrition and the ageing eye. He told of his start into this area of research through an encounter with the late Professor Fred Hollows.

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