Retina Specialty Institute Offering Free Screenings For Retinal Diseases
Published August 22nd, 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration are both leading causes of blindness, and both are correlated to elevated blood sugar and diabetes.
That's bad news when more than 21 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 8 million have it, but don't know it. Doctors Shalesh Kaushal and Charlie Clark with the Retina Specialty Institute in Gainesville stopped by TV20's Morning Edition to talk about the importance of these screenings, and a free screening event this weekend.
Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm, free screenings for Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Macular Degeneration will be offered at the Retina Specialty Institute, 6717 NW 11th Place, sponsored by the Retina Specialty Institute with the Lion’s Club Diabetes Awareness Foundation.
The event was made possible by a grant and is the first of it's kind to offer screening for all three diseases.
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