Aging Eye Summit: Our Bodies-Our Vision, June 6

Join Ohio’s Aging Eye Public Private Partnership, The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness, and Northeast Ohio Medical University to learn about early detection, treatment, and impact of eye disease related to diabetes and autoimmune disorders.

WHEN: Thursday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Aging Eye Summit, which is free and open to the public, is targeted to public health and rehabilitation professionals, patients, aging network professionals, clinicians, researchers, social workers, students, bioscience funders and leaders from government.

In 2015, 11 percent of Ohio adults reported being told by a health care professional that they have diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes increases as age increases. As the aging population and the rates of diabetes cases both increase across the country, so do the projected rates of diabetic eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataract.

Keynote speaker Dr. Joseph Coney, a physician with Retina Associates of Cleveland and president of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, will provide the address titled, Vision Problems Associated with Diabetes and Autoimmune Disorders.

Additional topics include:

  • The Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging Research Focus Area at NEOMED
  • Resources Available from the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Vision Loss and Co-Morbidities
  • A Medications Management and Innovations Roundtable
  • Wellness, Nutrition and Exercise Related to Diabetes and Autoimmunity

Registration is complimentary, but pre-registration is required. Continuing education units will be available for a variety of professions. Learn more and register.

This event is co-sponsored by Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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