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Capitol Hill congressional briefing focuses on vision loss, aging

October 20, 2012

Bruce Rosenthal, O.D., chief of Low Vision at Lighthouse International, was the featured speaker at a September congressional briefing on vision loss in the aging population.

Widely attended by Washington, D.C., reporters and Capitol Hill staffers, the event focused on the critical role of low vision and vision rehabilitation and how they lead to enhanced independence and quality of life.

Dr. Rosenthal reported that the number of individuals with low vision will rise dramatically by 2050 since the number of individuals with age-related macular degeneration will double and the number of people with diabetic retinopathy age 65 and over will double.

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