Prevent Blindness Shines the Spotlight on Cataract Awareness
Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading nonprofit eye health and safety organization, has once again declared June as Cataract Awareness Month in an effort to provide patients, care partners and professionals with information on topics related to types of cataract, risk factors, symptoms, cataract surgery and available financial assistance resources.
In the video above, Prevent Blindness features the “Understanding Cataract” episode of its “Focus on Eye Health Expert Series.” Prevent Blindness president and CEO Jeff Todd discusses cataract and cataract surgery with Albert Cheung, MD, Cataract, Cornea, Anterior Segment Specialist with Virginia Eye Consultants and assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology.
The group offers a dedicated web resource at PreventBlindness.org/cataract, and free materials in English and Spanish, such as fact sheets and social media graphics. Read more about the organization’s efforts in the fight against cataracts in the feature titled Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month, Providing Educational Resources on Eye Disease that Affects Millions.
And for a look at how ECPs across the country are stepping up to spread awareness of cataracts through online and in-person initiatives, check out this story, Indies’ Ideas for Cataract Awareness Month, from VM’s most recent edition of The Independent Eye.