Macular Degeneration Association Holding Educational Conference on AMD Next Month

by Admin on July 18, 2012

The Macular Degeneration Association will on August 25 hold an educational conference in Asheville, North Carolina, according to a July 11 press release.

The Macular Degeneration Association explained in the press release that the conference, which will be held at Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore at 115 Hendersonville Road, will educate attendees about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In particular, the symposium will focus on the progression of the eye ailment that can lead to blindness as well as things people can do to delay the onset of AMD and lessen retinal damage.

According to the press release, exhibitors and keynote speakers will inform attendees about cutting-edge advancements in AMD research, medications, precautionary methods, low vision therapies and treatments. The press release added that attendees will also be able to take part in a no-cost screening to assess AMD risk factors. Attendees with risk factors will be able to get genetic testing, which is covered by the majority of insurance companies.

According to the press release, the educational conference put on by the Macular Degeneration Association will provide attendees with the chance to rub shoulders with nationally-renowned macular professional, local physicians, AMD patients and caregivers.

People who want to attend the symposium can call (941)870-4399 to speak with Lynne Henry or go to www.maculardegenerationassociation.org in order to sign up online. Registration is free, but only those who have registered will be permitted to attend the educational symposium.

People who are interested in knowing about upcoming Macular Degeneration Association events can do so by going to its website at  http://www.maculardegenerationassociation.org.

AMD, an eye ailment that can lead to blindness, mainly impacts elderly people. However, this does not mean that seniors should believe that AMD is sn unavoidable condition. Healthy living can spare them from having to deal with AMD or another other eye diseases. Regular eye exams is another important part of maintaining eye health. And, if they should happen to be diagnosed with AMD, they can see their eye doctor for tips on how to slow down the progression of the condition. This will allow them to live their lives as normally as possible.

This article brought to you by MacularDegenerations.com

Reference: http://www.prlog.org/11921907-macular-degeneration-association-announces-stopping-the-vision-loss-epidemic.html

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