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Sat 5 Sep 2020, 10:00am–11:30am

Where: Angus Inn, Cnr of Cornwall St & Waterloo Rd, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: info1186

Macular Degeneration NZ is hosting this free seminar to share the latest information on NZ's leading cause of blindness, macular degeneration.

Ophthalmologist, Dr Neil Avery, will present information on the latest treatments, medical research and management of this age-related eye disease.

To register to attend the seminar call 0800 MACULA (622 852), email or register online.

Macular Degeneration (MD) is a progressive eye disease with 1 in 7 New Zealanders over the age of 50 showing some evidence of the disease, while 1 person in 4 over 80 will have some vision loss, affecting quality of life and independence.

Macular degeneration (MD) affects the central vision impacting on the ability to drive, read, watch television, undertake many hobbies and recognise faces. Loss of vision impacts on lifestyle and independent ageing associated with the risks of: falls and fracturing hips; developing depression; inability to access health services and earlier admission to nursing homes. Increasing awareness of this age-related eye disease is therefore a very important aim of these seminars to help save sight.

Bring your family and friends to this free education seminar.