Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington’s 2012 Eye Research Forum: The Eye-Brain Connection

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Date(s) - November 17, 2012
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Friendship Heights Village Center

Contact Info:
202-234-1010 [email protected]


Plan to attend this premiere community-wide eye research forum featuring seven physicians. Join scientific research ophthalmologists from the National Eye Institute at National Institutes of Health, including: Emily Chew, M.D., Deputy Director, Office of the Clinical Director; Edmund Fitzgibbons,
M.D., neuro-ophthalmologist; Wai Wong, M.D., Ph.D., retina researcher; and Suleiman Alibhai, O.D., vision rehabilitation consultant. They will be joined by highly regarded community retina specialists
Richard Garfinkel, M.D. and Robert Murphy, M.D., from the Retina Group of Washington; and Robert Stephens, M.D., from Retina Consultants. This isyour opportunity to learn the facts on the latest thinking on the connection between eye/brain research and migraines, strokes, visual hallucinations, trauma,
nutrition and many eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Free parking is available on the back deck of the Courtyard by Marriott, located on The Hills Plaza, across the street from the Village Center. This event is metro rail (Red Line) and bus accessible.

This free event is sponsored in partnership with the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB), Sibley Senior Association, The Beacon Newspapers, and Courtyard by Marriott. For more information, call POB at 202-234-1010.