Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Vision Impairment

February 17, 2013
Vision Impairment
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

In this week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines," we take a look at various areas of vision impairment and the different treatments available.

As our baby boomers age, vision loss across the United States is set to double. According to a national opinion poll released by the American Foundation for the Blind, Americans fear vision loss more than they fear cancer, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, and other serious health problems.

We'll hear from local ophthalmologists about different causes and treatments for vision loss, a scientist developing new technology for the blind, and an organization helping to keep the blind employed.

Studio Guests

Lillie Mosaddegh, M.D.

Robert Bhisitkul, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, UCSF Department of Ophthalmology

Joshua Miele, Ph.D.
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Find him on Twitter @BerkeleyBlink

Lisamaria Martinez
Donor Relations Coordinator
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Find them on Twitter @lighthouse_sf
Find them on Facebook:!/lighthousesf

Additional Information

For more information on Dr. Joshua Miele's Video Descriptive Research project, please visit:

*The chronic eye treatment depicted in this week's episode of Beyond the Headlines, Lipiflow, is available at Dr. Mosaddegh's offices. For appointments and information, please visit her website or call: (415) 392-4437

For more information about macular degeneration, visit:

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