NIH Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Update

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Date(s) - May 13, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Holiday Park Senior Center

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Guest Speaker
: Catherine Cukras, M.D., Ph.D.

Ophthalmologist and Retina Researcher, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Research update seminar: 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

No matter how old you are, if you have been told you have age-related macular degeneration, join this special program and hear from Catherine Cukras, M.D., Ph.D., Ophthalmologist and Retina Researcher at National Eye Institute, NIH. Learn about current efforts toward a cure for AMD and how you can become part of future NIH sight loss solutions.

Dr. Cukras will provide an overview of the AMD public health threat the United States is facing as baby boomers age. It is predicted that people at risk of developing this sight-threatening disease will more than double by the year 2030. Learn about current studies and how you or someone you know may be able to participate in helping to find a cure. These studies are designed to help us better understand the progression and impact of AMD and other eye disorders.

Free parking, Metro and Ride On bus options. To register, call the Holiday Park Senior Center at 240-777-4999.