This event was held on April 15, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
The loss of vision can be devastating to an individual - and it is one of the most common health care concerns today. Approximately one person in three has some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65. The most common causes of vision loss among seniors are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy. This event will cover current trends and treatments for individuals with low vision, and what is being discovered through research. Speakers include Lylas G. Mogk, M.D., Henry Ford Health Systems and Sayoko E. Moroi, M.D., Ph.D. Glaucoma, Cataract, and Anterior Segment Disease, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan. There will be ample time for audience questions.
This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Health Sciences Libraries. The Ann Arbor District Library is currently the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled. The event is also being held in conjunction with AADL's upcoming Low Vision Fair at Washtenaw Community College on Wednesday, May 12.