Don’t Lose Sight to Diabetes

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Date(s) - November 20, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


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Don’t Lose Sight to Diabetes

Vision Support Lunch and Learn

Guest Speaker: Gayatri Reilly, M.D., Retina Group of Washington

To register and reserve a light lunch, call the Village Center at 301-656-2797.

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. 13 – Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

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.