Casey Eye Institute presents free community seminars on macular degeneration

03/28/13  Portland, Ore.

The Macular Degeneration Center at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute will be hosting three community seminars on understanding and living with macular degeneration, a common eye disease in older adults.

Join experts from the Casey Eye Institute to learn more about detection, prevention, the latest research and treatments and helpful strategies for managing vision loss.

The schedule is as follows:

April 6

10 to 11:30 a.m.
Managing age-related macular degeneration in 2013: diagnosis, treatment & prevention
Steven Bailey, M.D., and Phoebe Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

April 27

10 to 11:30 a.m.
What’s in the pipeline: today’s research – tomorrow’s treatments
Andy Lauer, M.D., and Christina Flaxel, M.D.

May 18

10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. (repeat of a.m. session)
Living well with vision loss: tools & techniques for everyday life
Michael Klein, M.D., John Boyer, O.D., and special guest Grace Tran, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Exhibits of visual aids and community resources, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


All lectures take place at the OHSU Casey Eye Institute, 3375 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd., Portland. Maps and driving directions


The seminars are free, but space is limited. Register by calling 503 494-3700. If registering for the May 18 seminar, please choose morning or afternoon session. Parking is free and adjacent to the Casey Eye Institute. Learn more at

About the Casey Eye Institute

The Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is a world-recognized academic eye center that attracts top specialists from around the globe. As one of the leading institutions for vision research in the nation, Casey is known for developing and utilizing the very latest treatments and technologies. From ground-breaking research and education, to specialty care in retina, glaucoma, inflammatory eye disease and refractive and plastic surgery – Casey’s focus it to provide the best possible eye health in its clinics and in the community. In addition, the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Casey has been providing exceptional pediatric eye care since 1949, thanks to the generous support of the Oregon State Elks Association.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only public academic health and research university. As one of Oregon's largest employers with more than 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 4,400 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.