Macular Degeneration Chats
Does cataract surgery increase your risk of developing macular degeneration? Learn more during a conversation with guest expert Emily Y. Chew, MD.
Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in Americas aged 60 and older. Guest speaker Gayatri S. Reilly, MD will answer questions and share all the facts you need to know about both wet and dry macular degeneration.
Our expert guest defines and discusses different emotions, as well as provides specialists and additional coping strategies and resources to consider.
Join us and guest speaker Kapil Bharti, PhD, who will discuss a new treatment for macular degeneration that is currently being studied using stem cell therapy to restore lost vision.
Join us and guest speaker W. Lloyd Clark, MD, who will discuss a new anti-VEGF treatment option that is available for wet AMD. Dr. Clark specializes in the treatment of vitreous and retinal diseases. He is also dedicated to the advancement of new treatments for retinal diseases through his involvement with clinical trials for the newest therapies for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusions.
Join us and guest speaker Dr. Veeral Sheth, who will discuss geographic atrophy, an advanced and severe form of dry age-related macular degeneration, and the landscape of treatments that are currently available.
Katherine Freund, Founder and President of Independent Transportation Network of America, discusses how aging impacts our driving skills, explores alternatives to driving, as well as what you can do if there are no currently driving resources in your area.
Join us and guest speaker Preeti Subramanian, PhD, who will highlight some of the exciting research currently funded by BrightFocus.
Our guest speakers, Rob Howden and Diane Marshall are both currently living with geographic atrophy, the advanced form of dry macular degeneration. They will give a firsthand account of daily living with geographic atrophy and discuss the importance of diagnosis.
Join us and guest speaker Surendra Sharma, MD, who will discuss the basics of wet AMD, how wet AMD differs from dry AMD, and how to manage your wet AMD through treatments.