STEM Cafe for your eyes only
DeKALB – Macular degeneration, a common eye disease that affects the retina, is the leading cause of blindness in Americans older than 50. Scientists at Norther Illinois University are at the forefront of research on the human retina and are seeking new treatment to protect and preserve vision.
At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, NIU STEM Outreach invites the community to meet one of these scientists and learn more about eye health at STEM Cafe’s latest event, “For Your Eyes Only: Part 2 – The Retina.” This free event will take place at Eduardo’s, 214 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Food and drinks are available for purchase from Eduardo’s.
Dr. Elizabeth Gaillard, professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry and biological sciences, will talk about the latest scientific perspectives on macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She will also explain some of the newest developments in vision restoration like retinal implants and stem cell technology.
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