Free Seminar Will Share Latest Research and Treatment Advances for Vision Loss Due to Retinal Degenerative Diseases

A free seminar on vision health will be held at the Best Western Plus Dallas Hotel and Conference Center, 8051 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway on Saturday February 25, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Seminar speakers include Dr. Sai Chavala of the North Texas Eye Research Institute presenting on the role of regenerative medicine in vision rehabilitation. Dr. Chavala is the Director of Retina Services at Dallas Eye Care and ICON EyeCare.  In addition, Dr. Stephen P. Daiger of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will discuss the ways in which identifying the gene mutations that cause retinitis pigmentosa help patients and their families.

An estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and millions worldwide have or are at risk of losing their vision due to retinal degenerative diseases including age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, Leber congenital amaurosis and Usher syndrome. 

Seminar seating is limited; advance registration is recommended.  To register call 866 647-0008 or visit www.FightBlindness.org/Dallas/FtWorthSeminar.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness’ Vision Seminars are free to the public and sponsored by the Foundation and its Chatlos Foundation Public Health Education Program.  Since it was established in 1971, the Foundation has raised more than $700 million for research on preventing, treating and curing blindness caused by retinal degenerative diseases. Through its support of focused and innovative science, the Foundation drives the research on preventions, treatments and cures for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and other inherited retinal diseases. 

Original Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017