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Dr. Downs provides Zoom GP lecture on peri-ocular skin conditions

Dr. Downs recently provided local GPs in Devon with a Zoom based educational session on peri-ocular skin conditions. This professional development session was well attended by local GPs and was some what topical given the current circumstances.

Peri-ocular dermatitis is a common dermatological disorder characterised by inflammation of the eyelids and the skin surrounding the eyes. The cause of peri-ocular dermatitis is not completely understood, but it is thought to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Peri-ocular dermatitis may be related to an impaired skin barrier – there is an association between atopic dermatitis and peri-ocular dermatitis, disturbance of follicular microflora and/or alteration of the pilosebaceous unit.

There are a number of specific medical and dermatology conditions which need treating or investigation, that present with lumps, bumps or rashes around the eyes.

Equally Dermatologists are adept at providing cosmetic treatments such as lasers for removing blemishes and wrinkles around the delicate structures of the eyes.

Dr. Downs is continues to look forward to passing on his knowledge and offering further useful advice and guidance for doctors at the next event.

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Dr. Tony Downs attended the 99th annual conference of British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) at AAC, Liverpool on Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th July 2019.

This national BAD meeting brings together dermatology consultants, trainees and allied healthcare professionals.

Monday offered a pre-conference sessions specifically for trainees and staff and associate special doctors, but was open to all.

The main three-day meeting was on Tuesday to Thursday and offered a mixture of Plenary Sessions, Keynote Lecturers, Special Interest Group Sessions, Hot Topics and Interactive Sessions.

Dr. Downs added:

Dr Anthony Downs Exeter Consultant Dermatologist & skin expert Devon

"The BAD annual conference is a useful CPD event for both existing and future dermatology medical professionals to ensure we keep up to date with medical dermatology developments both in day to day clinical practice and for future technological developments.

It was also a good opportunity to meet peers and discuss clinical and service issues in a very sunny Liverpool on the Albert Docks."

Dr. Tony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Downs attends 99th annual conference of British Association of Dermatologists