In addition to the difficulty of relearning some daily tasks, sighted people who experience vision loss are more likely to report depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Eye Institute warns that 16 percent of Native Americans are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in adults. Cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and stroke are some of the other causes of vision loss. We’ll discuss the causes of vision loss and healthy ways to prevent or manage them.
Dr. Mark Horton – senior ophthalmologist at the Indian Health Service
Dr. Gregg Baldwin – optometrist that specializes in low vision
John Woolf (Cheyenne River Sioux) – President of Thundercloud Optical Services
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