Vision Complications caused by Diabetes and how to manage it

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Vision Complications caused by Diabetes and how to manage it

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Did you know that Diabetes can cause damage to your eyes over time, that can lead to poor vision or even blindness. You can take steps to prevent diabetic eye disease, or prevent it from getting worse, by managing your diabetes.  You already know that South Asians are 3 times more likely to get Type 2 Diabetes regardless of where they live in the world.

Come join us for a FREE Webinar on Vision Complications caused by Diabetes and how to manage it by

Dr. Sabera Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

On Saturday March 25th, 2023 at 10 AM EDT

Followed by a brief introduction to AIM to PreventTM program by

Mr. Amit Akkad, Director and Ambassador Lifestyle Program

What you will learn from the webinar:

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of diabetic eye disease
  • Understand the effects of diabetes on vision and the eye
  • Appreciate the value of treatments for diabetic eye disease and the importance of ongoing eye care

Why you should attend and invite friends and family to attend

  • All persons with diabetes should have a regular eye examination
  1. Type 1 diabetes – within 5 years of diagnosis and annually thereafter
  2. Type 2 diabetes – upon diagnosis and annually thereafter
  3. During pregnancy – prior to conception, within each trimester
  • Current treatments are effective in preserving vision and reducing the risk of vision loss
  • Clinical trials have established the benefits of diabetes control and control of comorbidities such as blood pressure,  cholesterol, and kidney disease to reduce the risk of onset and progression of diabetic eye disease

 

Registration is required to attend. Click here to register

Our Speakers

Dr. Sabera Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Sabera Shah, MD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and staff ophthalmologist, Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  Dr. Shah received her medical degree from Government Medical College, Surat, India, and her ophthalmology training at M.J. Institute of Ophthalmology, Ahmedabad, India.  She served a glaucoma fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY and her retinal fellowship at the Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Dr. Shah was appointed staff ophthalmologist at the Beetham Eye Institute in 1981.  She has been a co-investigator in the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study, the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, and other national and local clinical trials.  Currently, she is a co-investigator in the US National Eye Institute-sponsored Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net).  Dr. Shah’s professional interests center on diabetic eye disease, with particular emphasis on diabetic retinopathy and cataract surgery in diabetic patients.  Dr. Shah has lectured nationally and internationally on diabetic eye disease and cataract surgery.

Mr. Amit Akkad, ICC Director, and ICC Lifestyle Program Ambassador

Mr. Amit Akkad is an Experienced Global Executive, having managed multimillion-dollar global businesses as Vice President and General in the videoconferencing industry. He is a recognized business leader with excellent strategic, analytical, communications and operational skills. He is currently associated with a start-up company in robotics.

Mr. Akkad is Director of ICC and Lifestyle Ambassador serving the community. He has also been working with multiple NGOs to educate and inspire children of rural (Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes) communities in India for past several years.

Details

Date:
March 25, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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