Prevention of Blindness

Prevention of Blindness

Ed has personal passion for prevention of blindness, stemming from his mother’s loss of sight to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  This is a devastating disease which can cause loss of sight in a matter of weeks.  While it occurs most often with individuals 65 and older, it can strike at any age.  Medical treatment options have increased and while AMD cannot be cured, it can be dramatically slowed.  There is also marvelous progress with prosthetic alternatives, including implanted retinal arrays which are still in a primitive state but seem likely to restore vision in a matter of years.

Ed serves on the Board and is Past President of the Board of the Montgomery County Association for the Blind.  He has many network connections and would be happy to help anyone struggling with loss of sight in their quest for support and treatment.

Ed also is supporting a young company which is addressing this passion:

  • Annidis has developed the RHATM is an ocular pathology management system that integrates advanced multi-spectral imaging with analytic software for early detection and management of ocular pathologies such as Glaucoma, AMD and diabetic retinopathy.  The RHATM is scientifically engineered to capture health indicator data points and images from the deep retinal layers.  The RHA ReportTM software integrates all data points and images into intuitive ocular health intelligence.  This report is used to clinically assess a patient’s ocular health.

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Edward Henkler March 15, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Just saw a great update of the technology at this year’s CSUN conference: http://afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw140302

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Alancash November 10, 2013 at 12:19 am

Hi Glenda,We are very happy to have created this wibeste and we are so glad that you have found it. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. ACIS is hoping to get the much needed awareness out there so that people like your mother can get the information they so desperately need. Ocular Melanoma is a terrible disease that is very hard to stay ahead of. We are hoping that the latest advances in care will continue and they will find a cure soon. Thank you for leaving such a touching comment and sharing the story of your mother. We hope that we can be some comfort to you knowing that we are fighting for the entire OM community.

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Karina November 13, 2013 at 6:17 am

Thank you for this web site We lost our mother on December 16,2007 to Ocular Melanoma..There needs to be more awnasrees to this form of cancer, not only to the people but Dr.’s also My mothers dr,’s let her go for 2 1/2 yrs with out knowing what it was..They finally sent her to a hospital in Georgia and we were there 5 min. and they told us it was ocular melanoma. That was in Sept. They took her eye out in Oct. It had already spread to her liver and we lost her in Dec..I always wonder would she still be here if they had gotten to it sooner

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