Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected medically, surgically or by traditional eyeglasses. It is a loss of functional vision that is severe enough to interfere in completing daily activities. Approximately 3 million Americans age 40 and older have low vision. In older adults, it is caused by: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, stroke, and/or glaucoma. With the aging of Americans, the prevalence of this condition is on the rise. Low vision affects all ages and there is no cure.
Join the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio as we bring expert physicians and scientists to you for a robust educational series called “Dialogue on Dementia”.
Understanding the medical conditions and lifestyle factors that increase risk of stroke and dementia is important. Knowing your risks to start making healthier decisions and take steps towards prevention today is key to a healthier future. Presentation is Tuesday, February 20, 2018; 5:00pm – 6:00pm, at the UT Health Cancer Center. The San Antonio Alzheimer's Association will also be there with information and resources for patients and caregivers.
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