Praise for Paul Duffen after eye loss shock: Experts hope ex-Hull City chairman’s story will raise awareness of rare cancer | Hull Daily Mail
PRAISE: Colin Vize (right), clinical lead for ophthalmology at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Inset, Paul Duffen and Phil Brown with the play-off final trophy in 2008.
Mr Duffen, whose two-year spell at the KC Stadium ended in his resignation in October 2009, a year after he helped the Tigers to the Premier League, plans to raise awareness of the condition and the importance of regular eye checks that can detect the condition.
Based at the trust-run eye hospital, next to the infirmary, Mr Vize is on the frontline of the battle against cancer and reinforces the need for people to keep their eye appointments.
He said: “It’s a good thing Mr Duffen is doing in raising awareness. Often, patients do not know they have a problem until they go for an eye check-up.
“People under 40 should attend routine check-ups at least once every two years. Those over 40, or anyone with glaucoma, will be offered one annually.
“Although an eye test is a limited examination, our hardworking optometrist colleagues based in opticians in the community regularly pick-up disease.
“Optometrists, during the course of an examination at a local optician shop, will be looking for an area of increased pigmentation, essentially freckles, within the eye, which could indicate melanoma.”
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