Dialogue with Clinicians on Retinal Haemorrhage

Retinal haemorrhage (bleeding of the retinal circulation at the back of the eye) is common following  brain injury, and is often used as an indicator of the severity of the trauma. Retinal bleeding is also prominent feature in cases of suspected non-accidental head injury in infants

This one-day event aims to bring together expert clinicians and modellers to discuss challenges in quantifying the onset and severity of retinal haemorrhage, along with its likely cause. In particular, the event will involve presentations by leading clinicians on current medical understanding of the causes of retinal haemorrhage and by modellers on recent advances in modelling the retinal circulation and in predicting the response of the eye and optic nerve to a traumatic brain injury.

The aim of the event is to provide the first steps toward a rational prediction of bleeding in the retinal circulation, to provide a robust and quantitative model for retinal haemorrohage to aid clinicians in interpreting evidence placed before them.

 This event is funded by EPSRC Grant EP/P024270/1 (PI: Dr Peter Stewart) with additional support from SofTMech.

Approximate timetable:

 Monday 25th March 2019

 9:30-10:00       Registration and coffee

10:00-12:30     Invited presentations

12:30-2:00       Lunch and informal discussions

2:00-3:15         Discussion session 1

3:15-3:45         Coffee

3:45-5:00         Discussion session 2


6:30 Dinner locally


First published: 31 January 2019