Learn about NZ's leading cause of blindness, macular degeneration, at this free seminar in East Tamaki. Local Ophthalmologist, Dr Monika Pradhan, will share the latest information on treatments and the management of this disease which affects 1 in 7 people over the age of 50.
To register call 0800 622 852, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online (click 'Buy Tickets' above to register).
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. Many people dismiss the early warning signs of MD, accepting vision loss as a normal part of the ageing process so awareness and early detection are vital in saving sight.