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Aging Eye Summit: Focus on Diabetic Eye Disease

Attend the upcoming Aging Eye Summit and learn from world renowned experts about the present status and treatment of diabetes and diabetic eye disease including, cataract, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy and macular edema.  Presenters will share the latest research and treatment initiatives, current strategies for prevention, and public health perspectives and resources.  People with diabetes are at a higher risk for developing multiple vision problems including cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular edema while diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness amoung adults. The Aging Eye Summit will take place on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute, 915 Olentangy River Road (3rd Floor).  Registration is at 9:30 AM, the program begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM.  For program details and to register travel to www.preventblindness.net/dedsummit.  Contat Laura Schwartz at lauras@pbohio.org or 614-464-2020, ext. 112 or 800-301-2020 with questions. The Aging Eye Summit is sponsored by Prevent Blindness Ohio, Ohio's Aging Eye Public Private Partnership, and the Havener Eye Institute.

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