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Macular Degeneration Network

11/17/13

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.
 
Meets Sundays (October 20, November 17 and December 8), Medical Building, Conference Room 2.

October topic: How the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act Can Enhance the Lives of People with Low Vision.
November topic: High Hopes for Low Vision.
December topic: Keeping Your Eyes Healthy & Comforted.
 
Please call the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington at 202-234-1010 for more information about upcoming events.

When

Sunday, November 17, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Where

Sibley Hospital, Medical Building, Conference Room 2
5255 Loughboro Road, NW
Washington, DC

 
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