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BrightFocus to Present “Living with Geographic Atrophy: What Can I Do for My Vision?” on May 17

Free Educational Program Will Offer Expert Insight On Age-Related Macular Degeneration Condition
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(CLARKSBURG, MD)—BrightFocus Foundation, a leading nonprofit funder of scientific research to end diseases of mind and sight, will present Living with Geographic Atrophy: What Can I Do for My Vision? virtually on May 17, offering free resources and tips for those living with the vision condition.

The discussion, featuring Preeti Subramanian, PhD, Director of Scientific Programs, Vision Science, BrightFocus Foundation and Dr. Rishi Singh, President, Cleveland Clinic Martin Hospital, will be produced by PlatformQ Health, a provider of interactive digital medical education for clinicians, patients and caregivers in partnership with BrightFocus and the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

The expert-panel-led program will offer strategies to reduce the initial risk of developing these vision conditions and educate attendees on ways to slow progression. Topics explored will include at-home vision monitoring tools, opportunities for earlier interventions, emerging treatment options, the importance of shared decision-making with the patient’s care team and the potential benefits of joining a clinical trial.

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Watch the program LIVE

Click the button below to watch the program live on Tuesday, May 17, 1 PM – 2 ET. The program will be recorded and archived for one year and available on the BrightFocus website and YouTube channel.

 

There are approximately 11 million people living with AMD in the United States, and of those, close to 1.5 million have geographic atrophy.

 


 

About BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation, a leading private funder of research to end Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, is currently supporting a $65 million research portfolio of over 275 projects worldwide, providing expert information and resources about these diseases. For more information, visit brightfocus.org.

Contact:

Kaci Baez
BrightFocus Foundation
kbaez@brightfocus.org
301-556-9370

 

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