Free Seminar Will Share Latest Treatment Information for Macular Degeneration and other Retinal Degenerative Diseases

The Foundation Fighting Blindness will host a free vision health seminar on Saturday, February 11, 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon at the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates. Lead speaker Zac B. Ravage, MD of Illinois Retina Associates, will discuss the latest research and available treatments for vision loss caused by macular degeneration.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a retinal degenerative disease that causes a progressive loss of central vision. AMD is the most common cause of vision loss in individuals over 55. An estimated 10 million people in the U.S. either have AMD or are at substantial risk of developing it.

Seminar seating is limited; advance registration is recommended.  To register call 866 602-9964 or visit www.FightBlindness.org/ChicagoSeminar.

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

Original Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017