Don’t Lose Sight to Diabetes

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Date(s) - November 11, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Washington National Eye Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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Don’t Lose Sight to Diabetes

Low Vision Lunch and Learn

Guest Speaker: Stro Ashburn, M.D., MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Space is limited. To register for this event and receive a free lunch, call the Eye Center at 202-877-6159.


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:

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

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.