American Society of Retina Specialists Plans for 34th Annual Meeting

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An ophthalmology clinic located Tucson, Arizona, Retina Associates focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of vitreous and retina disorders with an emphasis on patient satisfaction and quality care. Retina Associates also employees a skilled team of vitreo-retinal surgeons who maintain membership with the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), a retinal organization that represents over 2,700 members nationwide. The ASRS will hold its 34th Annual Meeting at San Francisco’s Marriott Marquis in August 2016.

The ASRA Annual Meeting engages members of the organization in a six-day forum of discussion, networking, and instructional courses designed to foster the exchange of ideas regarding scientific concepts, research, and techniques. Physician members may submit abstracts in any of its seven categories, and non-ASRA members may submit abstracts exclusively to the scientific poster category. Additionally, the meeting will feature a number of exhibitors and advertisers.

Attendees can also participate in a number of special events, such as the 18th Annual Film Festival, and the Young Physicians Section lunch. During these events, attendees will interact with physicians across more than 59 countries. Registration for the meeting includes access to these events, in addition to attendance of the ASRS Award Ceremony.

The 34th Annual ASRS Meeting will take place on August 9 through 14, 2016. Rates for registration vary according to a number of factors, including membership with the ASRA, physician status, and fellowship affiliation. Fees include access to the welcome reception and gala dinner for members.

For additional information about the 2016 meeting, visit asrs.org/annual-meeting.

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Macular Degeneration – An Age-Related Vision Disorder

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Dr. Cameron Javid, and the other retina specialists at Retina Associates in Tucson, Arizona offers eye care involving the retina and vitreous. In other words, conditions that involve the back of the eye. Retina Associates also provides expert treatment for macular degeneration, which involves reduced visibility in the a person central vision.

The condition is caused by an age related cell loss in the macula, which lies in the back of the eye within the central retina. The macula has vital functions, such as helping visualize small details, and is necessary in performing functions such as driving and reading. While it does not impair peripheral vision, macular degeneration causes blurriness, distortion, and darkness, and affects the ability to focus on near and far objects. As the condition progresses, tasks requiring focus, such as threading a needle, may become extremely challenging.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common form of the disease, and 90 percent of patients have dry AMD. Comparatively wet AMD involves sudden, mild to severe loss of central sight, as abnormal blood vessels expand in the back of the eye.
Fortunately there are several treatments available to treat wet AMD and many current clinical research trials available at Retina Associates in Tucson, AZ