Saturday, September 19, 2020

Health Plus Lecture: Age-related Macular Degeneration

 

 

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IBERIABANK has partnered with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI) to host Jaclyn L. Kovach, M.D., who will review the clinical features, risk factors, and treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She will also discuss the AMD clinical trials conducted at BPEI Naples for which she is the principal investigator.

The Health Plus Lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the IBERIABANK branch located at 605 Bald Eagle Drive on Marco Island. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 PM and the formal presentation will start at 6 PM. Reservations are requested by calling 239-393-2400. There is a $3 admission fee.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. It is estimated that as many as 10 million are afflicted by some form of the disease in the United States alone, and many in Southwest Florida.

In 2016, Bascom Palmer was voted as the #1 eye hospital in the country as published by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals Issue. This is the 15th time this prestigious honor has been bestowed upon the Institute, which serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Kovach is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include AMD, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and macular dystrophies. She has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has lectured all over the world. Dr. Kovach has been honored with membership in The Retina Society, The Macula Society, and has received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Lecture content is provided by the featured speaker. IBERIABANK is responsible for hosting this event and not responsible for lecture content.IBERIABANK has partnered with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI) to host Jaclyn L. Kovach, M.D., who will review the clinical features, risk factors, and treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She will also discuss the AMD clinical trials conducted at BPEI Naples for which she is the principal investigator. The Health Plus Lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the IBERIABANK branch located at 605 Bald Eagle Drive on Marco Island. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 PM and the formal presentation will start at 6 PM. Reservations are requested by calling 239-393-2400. There is a $3 admission fee. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. It is estimated that as many as 10 million are afflicted by some form of the disease in the United States alone, and many in Southwest Florida. In 2016, Bascom Palmer was voted as the #1 eye hospital in the country as published by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals Issue. This is the 15th time this prestigious honor has been bestowed upon the Institute, which serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Kovach is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include AMD, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and macular dystrophies. She has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has lectured all over the world. Dr. Kovach has been honored with membership in The Retina Society, The Macula Society, and has received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Lecture content is provided by the featured speaker. IBERIABANK is responsible for hosting this event and not responsible for lecture content.

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