Macular Degeneration Network Support Group
Macular Degeneration Network
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common eye condition among people age 50 and older. It can gradually destroy the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp central vision needed for seeing objects clearly. Although AMD does not cause complete blindness, it can present many unexpected challenges. For instance, people with vision loss are almost twice as likely as those with normal vision to experience multiple falls, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The Sibley Senior Association and the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington co-sponsor the Macular Degeneration Network. The Network offers opportunities to maximize independence by sharing the latest research, rehabilitative techniques, and information about transportation, recreation, and fellowship for those with vision loss.
Please note new day and time:
Meets 2nd Saturday of each month (No group in January) Meets February 8 and March 8, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sibley Medical Building, Conference Room 2. Saturday, February 8 topic: Retina Research Update by Col. (R) Donald Gagliano, M.D. Free Program & Refreshments. Saturday March 8: ASK THE DOCTOR - Keeping Your Eyes Comfortable & Healthy - Bring Your Questions!
Please call 202-364-7602 to register. For more information about Macular Degeneration and other events, please call the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington at 202-234-1010.
Saturday, February 08, 2014 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sibley Medical Building, Conference Room 2
5215 Loughboro Rd, NW