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Macular Degeneration Seminar Set for Sun City

Peter Liggett, M.D., a retina specialist new to Hilton Head, will conduct an educational seminar, “What You Need to Know About Macular Degeneration,” from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15th, at Sun City Hilton Head’s Pinckney Hall Colleton River Room.

Pre-registration is required by Friday, July 10 by contacting Heather Bragg at 843-415-3490 or This event is for Sun City residents only. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

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.

Liggett’s new practice, Hilton Head Macula & Retina, is equipped with state-of-the-art digital imaging, including the Optos California ultra-widefield digital laser scanning imaging system and the Widefield Enface OCT with SMART™ Motion Correction, a combination unique to the Southeast. Additionally, laser treatments are performed with the Pascal Streamline 577 Scanning Laser for precise and delicate surgical treatment of the retina. Many surgical procedures are performed in office.

Hilton Head Macula & Retina is located on the north end of Hilton Head Island at 15A Lafayette Place near the entrance to Indigo Run. The office is in the same compound as Southern Smiles, across from Bank of America. For more information, call (843) 422-9987 or visit

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