Don’t Lose Sight to Diabetes

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Date/Time
Date(s) - November 13, 2014
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location
Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

Contact Info:
703-746-1762 [email protected] www.youreyes.org

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Don’t Lose Sight to Diabetes

Low Vision Resource Group

Guest Speaker: Reshma Katira, M.D., Retina Group of Washington

For more information and to register, call Kym at the library at 703-746-1762.

November is National Diabetes Month!

Join the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington for one of three special events in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Can’t make it to this one? See these additional National Diabetes Month events:

Tuesday, Nov. 11 – MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Thursday, Nov. 20 – Friendship Heights Village Center

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, so receiving a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year is vital.

Learn more about diabetic retinopathy.