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We’ve come a long way! Until now, the only way of “home monitoring” to detect vision changes in “dry” AMD has been the Amsler Grid. If you are at high-risk for developing “wet” AMD, you may now take a more … Continue reading

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Each year on July 1, a new group of doctors begin a three-year ophthalmology residency program. POB is privileged once again this year to work with MedStar Georgetown/ Washington Hospital Center Eye Clinic’s new ophthalmology residents. The Low Vision Group … Continue reading

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If you are having difficulty accomplishing usual activities of daily living because of vision changes, or if you have been diagnosed with an eye disorder that threatens your sight, the Low Vision Center (LVC) in Bethesda is a community resource … Continue reading

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Who is at risk for glaucoma? Anyone can develop glaucoma! Those who are at highest risk and should have a dilated eye exam at least every one or two years include: • African Americans over age 40 • Everyone over … Continue reading

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It has been said that technology has made the world smaller, but for people who are visually impaired, smart devices are opening up a whole new world. The iPhone has become a great equalizer for people with vision loss. App … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Retina You are invited to a world-class presentation at the community eye health event with celebrated ophthalmologist and retinal specialist, Michael M. Lai, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Lai, a physician for adult and pediatric patients at Retina Group of … Continue reading

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If you are newly diagnosed with low vision or have been on a circuitous search for guidance about living with your “new sight,” look no further. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the professional medical association of ophthalmologists, and … Continue reading

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Understanding Your New Sight You’re invited to meet Lind Stevens, OTRL, SCLV, MS, a highly accomplished occupational therapist with a specialization in low vision rehabilitation, on Sunday, May 15, at the Macular Degeneration Network meeting at Sibley Medical Building. This … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum, in collaboration with POB, proudly introduces “America InSight,” a docent-led tour for visitors who are visually impaired. Enjoy highlights of the art collection through rich verbal description and sensory discussions using printed copies of artwork … Continue reading

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Eye Pain – the stabbing, throbbing, burning, gritty, sharp, aching, “something in my eye” feeling – can be very uncomfortable. Many people seek medical care when they have pain, and for good reason. The meaning of the word pain is … Continue reading

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