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Free Podcast on Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy

Sunday, December 29, 2013

What you need to know about the 2 leading causes of vision impairment and loss in the US

The National Eye Institute estimates that 15 million Americans have some form of age-related macular degeneration. According to the Centers for Disease Control, between the years 2005 and 2008, 4.2 million people age 40 or older who were diagnosed with diabetes also had diabetic retinopathy. These 2 retinal diseases need everyone's attention.

If you, a friend, or family member have been affected by either of these diseases—or if you simply want to learn about them—download and listen to this free Medical Edge Radio podcast (MP3).

ASRS members and retina specialists Sophie Bakri, MD, and Jennifer Lim, MD, were the program's featured guests and provided sound information on the warning signs, treatments, risk factors, and even myths regarding macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

More information

To learn more about these diseases, visit the Saving Vision age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy patient information pages.

To listen to the radio program in its entirety, visit Medical Edge Radio.

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