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over half will have related eye complications. Over half of those over eighty will have cataracts or cataract surgery and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. Glaucoma strikes over 3 million and is the second leading cause of blindness in the country. Macular degeneration is the major cause of vision loss in those over sixty. Of the 10 million Americans who are visually impaired, 6.5 million are over 65.
"Doctor Bob," as he is known at the Redwood Coast Medical Services office in Gualala, will talk about these vision problems, explaining what they are, what causes them, and how patients and their family deal with these age-related problems, which all of us who live long enough will confront.
Born in Brooklyn and a graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Bob practiced for thirty-six years in Napa and continues to teach ophthalmology residents at the California Pacific Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons.
This talk should appeal not only to card carrying Medicare seniors, but to anyone interested in learning how to prevent contracting one of these vision-threatening conditions. There is no advanced ticket sale, but a $5 admission charge will be collected at the door. The lecture at Gualala Arts Center begins at 7:00 p.m.
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,