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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
The Aging Eye

with Bob Nelson
Monday, January 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Admission is $5

The Aging Eye We all know someone with diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration and we all think about our own vision impairment as we grow older. So Dr. Robert Nelson's January 18 talk on "The Aging Eye" is an excellent way to learn more about these vision related ailments that plague so many in their later years.

Bob Nelson
Dr. Robert Nelson
Of the 18 million diabetics in the U.S.,
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,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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