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Eye health in focus at Elphin Lodge

One of the most common causes of visual disability worldwide is macular degeneration – which may be delayed by lifestyle modifications.

This information was presented by a team from Retina South Africa at a recent awareness talk held at Elphin Lodge.

“As we age, our vision can change in several ways. These changes may be influenced by the lifestyle we lead, our habits, and even pollution,” says Karen Denton, education and advocacy head of Retina SA.

“In our presentation at Elphin Lodge, we highlighted not only the causes, signs and symptoms of macular degeneration, but also the appropriate lifestyle modifications that could delay or slow the development of the condition. Current, up-to-date treatments were discussed, with a brief look at trials that hold promise of future trends and treatments.”

Karen says residents were invited to have their questions answered on a one-on-one basis, and that this was ‘’received with enthusiasm’.

The talk was supported by Sensory Solutions.

Residents listen attentively to the Retina SA talk.

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