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Aging Eyes: Preventing and Treating Eye Disease.

Dra. Luvia

By Dr. Luvia Rodriguez, MD

Currently, 61 million American adults are at risk of severe vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the last year, and 2.2 million Americans aged 40 years and older have glaucoma, 1.6 million Americans aged 50 and older have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and 20 million Americans over 40 have cataracts in one or both eyes (CDC, Vision Health Initiative, National Data).

How do you know if there is something wrong?

Most people do not know that glaucoma damages the eye´s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. Many people with glaucoma do not realize this because it slowly affects the peripheral vision, which means people just see less of their surroundings (National Eye Institute: Glaucoma). Acute Macular Degeneration (AMD) blurs your sharp, central vision by affecting the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. It is most common in older people (National Eye Institute: Macular Degeneration). A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that affects vision. Cataracts are related to aging and very common among older people (National Eye Institute: Cataracts).

In her medical lecture, Dr. Luvia will explain the main characteristics of each disease and the necessary tests for diagnosis, as well as provide treatment solutions. A 30-minute question and answer period will follow the talk.

Dr. Luvia received her medical degree from the National Polytechnic Institute and her specialty in Ophthalmology from the Institute of Ophthalmology Conde de Valenciana. She also completed a retina fellowship at the Association for the Prevention of Blindness in Mexico. Her additional training includes retinopathy of prematurity and research in ophthalmology. She has published articles on development of software for diabetic retinopathy in collaboration with the Institute of Research in Applied Mathematics and systems of the UNAM. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Certified by the Mexican Council of Ophthalmology.

If you wish to attend the lecture, please RSVP by email to peaceofmindsma@gmail.com or call Mx. cell: 415 108 0810 or Vonage 971 327 7187 to notify us of your participation. Cost of the session is 100 pesos.

The Medical Lecture Series is presented by Peace of Mind in San Miguel and H+ Hospital San Miguel. Every second Thursday of the month, local board certified doctors will offer key information on how to treat and prevent chronic illness, accidents, and common ailments.

Peace of Mind in San Miguel is a community service project created by Melanie Lansing and Clementina Beas, who are devoted to raising awareness among the English-speaking community on how to be prepared for medical emergencies in San Miguel.

 

Lecture

“Preventing and Treating Eye Disease”

By Dr. Luvia Rodriguez

Thu, Sep 21, 4–5:30pm

Sala Quetzal, La Biblioteca

Reloj 50A

100 pesos

 

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