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Friday, August 12 • 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Food Choice & Vision Loss: Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Preventable?

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in developed nations, affecting one of eleven people over the age of 50 and nearly one in three over the age of 75 in the United States, Australia, and Europe. Thus, AMD may affect as many as 22 million people in the U.S. and nearly 196 million people worldwide, with more than 2 million people already meeting the definition of legal blindness in both eyes from this dreaded condition. Since 1874, orthodox ophthalmology asserts that the etiology of AMD is unknown, but that it is strongly associated with aging and genetics. For the first time in history – a hypothesis for a nutritional etiology for AMD will be proffered – and connections drawn to certain characteristics of a Westernized diet.

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Chris Knobbe, MD

Chris A. Knobbe, M.D. has held the position of Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas, since 2001. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1997, Dr. Knobbe is a highly experienced eye surgeon... Read More →

Friday August 12, 2016 1:50pm - 2:30pm MDT