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Festival of Disruptive Thinking: Robotics Fighting Sight Loss - 25 November 2022

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that affects millions of people around the world. In the UK it’s the biggest cause of sight loss, making everyday activities like reading and recognising faces very difficult.

Scientists from King’s College London have developed a new robot that can help people to see again, by delivering regenerative therapies with ideal precision. The continuum robot overcomes key challenges within existing treatments and care, reimagining surgical procedures with greater effectiveness. It can potentially improve the lives and livelihoods of thousands of people. 

Join us to hear how King’s scientist Dr Christos Bergeles is pushing the boundaries of traditional treatment through innovation within surgical robotics.



Dr Christos Bergeles is a Reader (Associate Professor) within the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine). He leads the Robotics and Vision in Medicine Lab and his main research area is image-guided micro-surgical robotics.


This event is part of the Entrepreneurship Institute’s ‘Festival of Disruptive Thinking’, a week-long series of online events (21st – 25th November) showcasing and celebrating the disruptive thinking happening in and around King’s – from pushing forward new ideas, innovating and challenging a status quo. Join us and be inspired to be a change-maker! See other events in the series

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Christos  Bergeles

Christos Bergeles

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