OHSU Hosts Macular Degeneration Seminar on May 12

04/17/12  Portland, Ore.

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The Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is hosting a free macular degeneration seminar for patients and their families. One form of the disease, age-related macular degeneration, is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, affecting 1.8 million Americans over the age of 40. The event is sponsored by the Macular Degeneration Center at Casey Eye Institute.


9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 12.


OHSU Casey Eye Institute, 3375 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97239.


The event titled, Macular Degeneration: The Clear Picture on Research, Treatment and Options for Reading, will include presentations on:

  • The latest research and treatment advancements
  • Technologies to allow patients to continue reading even as the disease progresses

The event will also include exhibits demonstrating a variety of visual aids.

The event is free. However, space is limited. Call 503 494-3537 to register in advance.

About Casey Eye Institute

As part of Oregon Health & Science University, the Casey Eye Institute is an academic regional eye center. It is named after James and George Casey, founders of United Parcel Service. The Casey Eye Institute is also one of only seven regional eye research centers in the nation sponsored by Research to Prevent Blindness, the world's leading voluntary organization in support of eye research. The Casey Eye Institute has operated the Elks Children's Eye Clinic since 1949, thanks to the generous support of the Oregon State Elks Association.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.