Free Seminar Will Share Latest Treatment Information for Macular Degeneration and other Retinal Degenerative Diseases

The Foundation Fighting Blindness will host a free vision health seminar on Saturday, February 11, 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon at the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates. Lead speaker Zac B. Ravage, MD of Illinois Retina Associates, will discuss the latest research and available treatments for vision loss caused by macular degeneration.

A Change in Identity Might Someday Save Vision

No, people with inherited retinal diseases don’t have to adopt new names or personas, or go into witness protection programs, to save their vision. But by changing the identity of cells in the retina — namely rods — researchers may someday be able to slow or halt vision loss for those with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and other related conditions.