Macular Degeneration Association
Presents along with
Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
Age- Related Macular Degeneration Educational Program titled;
Predict, Protect and Preserve
Learn what you can do to keep your eyesight.
You are invited to join Retina Specialists Glenn Stoller, M.D.; Ken Carnevale M.D. and Daniel Kiernan Program Co-Chairs, to learn about the latest advances in research, medications and treatments which have the potential to improve quality of life for those with macular degeneration. Meet the doctors and get answers to your questions from nationally recognized macular experts.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sondra and David Mack
Student Center Theater,
1000 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000
Seating is limited. Registration is required.
To register please call (941) 893-4388
or online at:
On Saturday, September 8, 2012, the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) will host an educational symposium in Hempstead, New York at Hofstra University, located at 100 Hofstra University. The event is designed to give an overview of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including the progression of the disease and the dangers of vision loss as a result. The symposium will also cover precautionary methods that may delay the onset of AMD and reduce retinal damage.
Event attendees will learn the latest treatment advances evolving in the macular field, including the revolutionary Macula Risk®test, a genetic test predicting one's likelihood of developing AMD. In addition to establishing an individual’s genetic predisposition to macular degeneration, the test is also useful in formulating a customized treatment plan for those already diagnosed with AMD. This test is covered by Medicare and most major insurance companies.
Exhibitors and featured event speakers will offer participants many opportunities to learn about the latest advances in macular degeneration research,precautionary methods, medications, treatments, and low vision therapies. Dr. Carnevale, will make a presentation explaining the dangers of vision loss and the importance of genetic testing for both the general population at large and those already diagnosed with macular degeneration. Dr. Stoller will be speaking about Identification and Evaluation of the AMD patient. Dr. Kiernan will be speaking about the Effects of the Disease. There will be talks on Early Precaution and Prevention and on how nutrition can improve your vision.
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Macular Degeneration Association
The Macular Degeneration Association is a nonprofit health organization providing macular research, information and advocacy. MDA is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The mission of the organization is to cure macular degeneration and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.
To fulfill this mission, the MDA will fund research, publish scientific findings, provide funding for education, information and other services to people with macular degeneration, their families, healthcare professionals and the public. The foundation advocates for the increase in funding for scientific research and for the rights of people with macular degeneration.
The money raised by the foundation funds research,education, information programs and advocacy and awareness efforts that will support the over 9.1 million people with macular degeneration in communities across America.