Give the Gift of Sight

by Discovery Eye Foundation
May 17, 2011

Free Vision Symposium

Vision Symposium
Vision Symposium

All our services and materials for patients and their families are free, in part because of YOUR support!

On May 14, Discovery Eye Foundation presented the 2011 Vision Symposium in San Diego, CA.  It was a large and warm gathering of eye doctors, researchers, patients and family members.  Sessions included a presentation on the future of cataract surgery as it affects people with other eye conditions and an update on our research at the Gavin Hebert Eye Laboratories at the University of California, Irvine.

Following that session, attendees had the opportunity to choose from talks on Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Keratoconus.  We were fortunate to have leaders in the field come out on a Saturday morning to share their knowledge.  Dr. Michael Goldbaum, from Scripps Eye Institute, brought people up to date on what we know about AMD, the treatments available and how lifestyle changes can slow vision loss.  Dr. Paul E. Tornambe, also from Scripps, gave a hopeful presentation on the latest research, including therapies that may become available in the next year or so.  These include something for dry macular degeneration, which has no treatment at this time.

Dr. Avani Patel brought her skills as a low vision specialist to share with the audience the variety of devices available to help low vision and also tips and tricks on managing daily activities despite limited vision.

During the conference, exhibitors of useful devices and services were available to demonstrate digital magnifiers and let people know about resources available to those with vision loss.

Having this information can change people's lives and we can do it, thanks to YOU!

Henry J. Klassen, MD
Henry J. Klassen, MD



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Discovery Eye Foundation

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Judith Delgado
Project Leader
Los Angeles, CA United States

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