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URMC Expert on Macular Degeneration to Give Free Talk

Age-related visual impairment affects 1.7 million Americans

Friday, October 10, 2008

David M. Kleinman, M.D., M.B.A., an internationally known retina specialist at the University of Rochester Eye Institute, will give a free talk on Macular Degeneration and Age-related Changes of the Eye from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Hahnemann Club, 301 Stoutenburgh Lane, located on the campus of The Highlands at Pittsford, off of Rt. 31, just east of the village of Pittsford.

The program will focus on risk factors, prognosis and treatment options currently available and new understandings of macular degeneration. He will also discuss the anatomy of the eye, flashing lights, floaters and the signs of retinal detachment.

Kleinman has helped develop novel therapies for treating macular degeneration that are currently in clinical trials and is a well-known expert in the field. He has spoken nationally and internationally on these topics and is helping to create a growing body of literature on macular degeneration.

Macular Degeneration and Other Age-Related Changes of the Back of the Eye is sixth in the nine-part health and wellness series, To Your Health!, presented by The Highlands at Pittsford and the University of Rochester Medical Center, to inspire and educate older adults about health issues specific to their needs. The programs are taught by URMC’s faculty of distinguished physicians and other providers affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, the Eastman Dental Center, Visiting Nurse Service and other affiliates of the Medical Center. To register for the presentation, call (585) 275-2838.

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