Peter Liggett, M.D., a Hilton Head retina specialist, will conduct an educational seminar on macular degeneration before the Lions Club luncheon from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Country Club of Hilton Head at Hilton Head Plantation.
This seminar is open to the public. To register for the seminar, call fill out the form below. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided during the seminar.
Attendees who would like to stay for the noon lunch meeting of the Lions Club are welcome, but will require a RSVP by January 7th by calling John Wojtulewicz at (860) 857-4844. Dr. Liggett will pay for lunch for the first 40 people who register for the event. The cost for lunch is $16 per person.
Anyone who registers for the seminar would only need to say that they are attending Dr. Liggett’s presentation to gain gate access to the plantation.
Dr. Liggett is a member of the Lions Club, a community service organization with a major focus on eye health. Lions focus on work for the blind and visually impaired began when Helen Keller addressed the international convention at Cedar Point, Ohio, in 1925 and charged Lions to be Knights of the Blind.
Macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain. The retina’s central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye. The macula controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. As people age, their chances for developing eye diseases increase dramatically.
Dr. Liggett is a leader in the evaluation and treatment of macular and retinal diseases. Liggett has been a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Yale School of Medicine and Weill Cornell College of Medicine. He founded New England Retina Associates, which had six retina specialists and more than 10,000 patient visits per year. He has written more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited four major textbooks on diseases of the macula and retina. He is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, which certifies doctors to practice in ophthalmology.