Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter

Contact Info

Tim Smith, Chapter President

cinnnorthernky@fightingblindness.org

CincinnatiNKYVisionWalk

National Chapter Vision Webinar:
Nourishing Better Vision

Presented in part by the Foundation Fighting Blindness Arizona and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapters.

Presenters:

Paul Bernstein, MD, PhD, Val A. and Edith D. Green Presidential Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah

Dr. Bernstein is an ophthalmologist specializing in inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  He is frequently asked by patients and family members if there are any lifestyle changes that they can make to decrease their chances of losing more vision.  Although options may be limited, improved nutrition can be a welcome and empowering suggestion.   He will review the evidence for and against nutritional interventions for IRDs and AMD, with particular emphasis on retinoids (vitamin A), carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin), omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil), and various herbal supplements.

Ben Shaberman, Senior Director, Scientific Outreach & Community Engagement, Foundation Fighting Blindness provided the latest news from the retinal research front lines.

 
 

Chapter Events

Jun 12, 2021 EST Event

Spring '21 National Virtual VisionWalk

Participants from across the nation will join together virtually on Saturday, June 12th to show our united, unwavering commitment to the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ mission to search for treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases.

Foundation Contact

Kelly Kruse

Manager, Chapter Engagement

+1 (847) 549-1493