Eye Centers of Florida hosts workshop on DNA test for macula degeneration
Claudio A. Ferreira, M.D. and Karen Memoli, O.D., Board Certified physicians at Eye Centers of Florida will present an educational workshop on an innovative DNA test to help in early identification of certain inherited genes in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that can make them more likely to experience vision loss. The informative program will be presented on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Eye Centers of Florida’s Main Clinic and Surgery Center located at 4101 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers, FL 33901, just north of Colonial Blvd. The workshop is intended for individuals who have a diagnosis of early or intermediate AMD and their closely related family members who may also share the same risk factors. Because one in ten people may eventually lose vision from AMD in their lifetimes, Drs. Ferreira and Memoli want to help educate the public on the advantages of early diagnosis and treatment in helping to preserve and prolong eyesight. “We want to help those most at risk for vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) learn about the simple, cheek swab DNA test that can tell us if they have inherited any of the specific disease-causing genes,” said Eye Centers of Florida’s Medical Director and Founder, David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. “Early detection, diagnosis and treatment can be important factors in better visual outcomes, along with specific lifestyle changes.” There is no cost to attend the program, but space and reservations are limited. To register, please call (888) 531-8161. For further information about the Macula Risk® test and risks, go to www.ecof.com/services/macular-degeneration/macula-risk/. About Eye Centers of Florida David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Eye Centers of Florida, Southwest Florida’s most respected and experienced ophthalmology vision practice in 1971. Claudio A. Ferreira, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and a Retinal Surgeon Specialist at Eye Centers of Florida. Karen Memoli, O.D. is a Board Certified Optometric Physician at Eye Centers of Florida’s Port Charlotte office. Eye Centers of Florida offers a broad array of vision care services for the treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. For more information, visit www.ecof.com, call (239) 939-3456, or stop by any of their 12 south Florida locations in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Clewiston, Immokalee, LaBelle, Lehigh Acres, Naples, and Port Charlotte.
Eye Centers of Florida
4101 Evans Avenue, Fort Myer, FL 33901