Kentucky specialist speaks at England’s largest ophthalmic conference

John W. Kitchens, MD, retina specialist and partner with Retina Associates of Kentucky recently addressed The Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s Annual Congress in Liverpool at England’s largest ophthalmic conference and exhibition. Professor Tony Moore, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Royal College, said, “We have again worked hard on the scientific program and have chosen the best speakers in their different fields. These are dynamic internationally renowned lecturers.” Dr. Kitchens commented, “We are fortunate in the United States to have access to many treatments that are just becoming available in other countries. It’s an honor to enlighten doctors elsewhere to our experiences.” Dr. Kitchens’ discussion of the latest treatment options was very well received by the international retina community. Over 300 retina specialists from all over the United Kingdom were in attendance.

John W. Kitchens, MD is an internationally recognized authority on diseases and surgery of the retina, macula and vitreous. Dr. Kitchens is currently the President of Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and completed a retina fellowship and was chief resident at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has served as Principal Investigator in numerous national and international research studies working in collaboration with other centers such as the National Eye Institute, the National Institute of Health and The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. Dr. Kitchens is the author or numerous articles in medical journals and is listed in “The Best Doctors in America”, “America’s Top Ophthalmologists”, and “Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors”. He has also been featured on the Discovery Channel’s Mystery Diagnosis.