Macular Degeneration Center

Mark Your Calendar: 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

Free and open to the public

The day includes:

  • Morning presentations by Casey Eye Institute faculty physicians on the basics of macular degeneration and advances in research, treatment and managing vision loss
  • Afternoon sessions led by low vision experts on coping with vision loss and an introduction to iPhone and iPad devices
  • All day - Exhibits of visual aids, innovative technologies and community resources

Registration opens February 29, 2016. For more information, contact the program coordinator or call 503 494-3537

AMD Expo

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.

Appointments

Call Retina services at 503 494-7891