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Release: March 21, 2000

UI Alumni Association, UI Health Care to host program on vision loss

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association and UI Health Care are co-sponsoring a program on age-related vision loss at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Willow Room at the Botanical Center, 909 East River Drive, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ed Stone, M.D., Ph.D. and Mark Wilkinson, O.D. of the UI Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will give the presentation, reviewing common causes of vision loss in individuals, the effects of visual impairment on daily life, and various treatment options and rehabilitative services.

The Wednesday evening program is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register, contact the UI Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294 or 1-800-IOWALUM.