A macular degeneration seminar has been cancelled. The lecture, which was to be held at Bloom at Bluffton, will be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please check back as we regularly hold educational seminars that are open to the public. The next seminar on macular degeneration is scheduled from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18th at The Cypress. For more information and to register for the event, please click here.
Macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain. The retina’s central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye. The macula controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. As people age, their chances for developing eye diseases increase dramatically.