Community Medical School focuses on your eyesight - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/28/09

Community Medical School focuses on your eyesight

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By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This Tuesday evening, it's time again for community medical school, when the public is invited to study medicine at the Texas Tech School of Medicine.  The focus this week is making sure your eyes last a lifetime.  On NewsChannel 11 at 5, Dr. Kelly Mitchell explained why it's so important to catch even slight vision changes, because with diabetes and macular degeneration, early detection can save your sight.

"There's a way to slow it down. And in some fortunate patients, we actually can recover a fair amount of the vision that's affected by macular degeneration and diabetes," said Dr. Mitchell, with the Department of Ophthalmology at Texas Tech Health Science Center.

Since we're midway through community medical school, the price is just $10 for all the remaining classes.  All ages are invited just call 743-2008 to reserve your seat.

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