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UW Health East and West Eye Clinics Open

UW Health East and West Eye Clinics open to provide more access to care to the growing community and better serve patients.

Julie Mares, PhD, receives the Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award from Research to Prevent Blindness.

The first Macular Degeneration: Progress In Sight Symposium (now called “Age-Related Macular Degeneration Saving Sight Symposium” and presented biannually), in partnership with the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, attracts over 500 people. The symposium provides information on advances in the study and care of age-related macular degeneration, as well as tools and resources for those with vision loss.