“Don’t Lose Sight to Glaucoma”

Medical Update: Are You at Risk?

A lecture, open question and answer forum with glaucoma specialists:

  • Andrew Adelson, M.D
  • Gregory Butler, M.D

Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Tyrone Barksdale
Office of Provost, Howard University

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 1 - 3 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Rm.A-5

Plus: Free glaucoma & visual acuity
screenings, technology and resource exhibits and refreshments, 12 - 4
p.m.

Glaucoma is a silent disease stealing the sight of millions of Americans, including people with macular degeneration. It slowly reduces eyesight and can cause total blindness. An estimated 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma, and an additional 2 million have the disease and just don’t know it. Groups at higher risk include people with a family history of glaucoma, diabetics, African-Americans over age 40 and everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics. Because Glaucoma affects the peripheral (or side) vision, it is extremely important for people with macular degeneration (a loss of central vision) to have regular glaucoma screenings to help prevent complete blindness.

For accommodations, please call the Adaptive Services Division at 202-727-2142 no later than April 16, 2010.

To exhibit, please fill out our glaucoma event exhibitor registration form.

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