Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Renowned Professor of Ophthalmology delivers the 2005 Montgomery Lecture at the RCSI

18 November 2005

Friday 18 November 2005 - THE Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in conjunction with the College of Ophthalmologists hosted the annual Montgomery Lecture this evening in the Albert Lecture Theatre of the RCSI.

This year’s lecture entitled ‘The Biological Treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD),’ (the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 in the western world); was delivered by Professor Alan C. Bird, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorefield’s Eye Hospital, London. The Montgomery Lecture has been held since the death of Mr. Robert Montgomery, Assistant Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, in 1912 who, following his death left a sum of money to be spent on the organization of an annual lecture in memory of his mother. The event rotates between hosting institutions: the RCSI and UCD, every five years.


Pictured L to R at the Montgomery lecture were: Mr. Robert Acheson, President Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO); Professor Niall O'Higgins, President RCSI; and Professor Alan C. Bird, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorefield's Eye Hospital and the 2005 Montgomery Lecturer.