Macular Degeneration Center
2016 Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo
Saturday, April 9, 2016
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel - Portland
Sponsored by the Macular Degeneration Center and the Evelyn L. Jones Vision Rehabilitation Center
Come for an hour - stay for the day!
Free and open to the public
The day includes:
- Exhibits of visual aids, innovative technologies and community resources
- Morning presentations by Casey Eye Institute faculty physicians on the basics of macular degeneration and advances in research, treatment and managing vision loss.
- Guest speaker Robert Purvis, Ph.D., shares his story as an AMD patient and low vision advocate
- Afternoon sessions led by low vision experts, including an introduction to Apple mobile devices and living fully with vision loss.
What is macular degeneration?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of new adult blindness in the United States.
An eye disease that mostly affects the elderly, macular degeneration has become a serious public health concern as our population grows older and lives longer.
The Macular Degeneration Center at OHSU Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon is focused on finding the underlying causes of age-related macular degeneration and developing better methods of prevention and treatment.
Drawing patients from throughout the Western region, the Macular Degeneration Center is made up of clinicians, basic scientists and support staff and links cutting-edge research with clinical practice. Our full spectrum of care includes a wide range of low vision rehabilitation, support services and community outreach programs.
Contact the Macular Degeneration Center
Call 503 494-3537 or Email the Program Coordinator for more information about our activities.
Call Retina services at 503 494-7891