MELROSE PARK, IL – On Tuesday, September 25, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital will host a free public lecture on eye health and aging, presented by Brian Proctor, DO, FAOCO.
Dr. Proctor will primarily focus on cataracts, including causes, symptoms and treatments.
A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye. Depending upon its size and location, it can interfere with normal vision. Most cataracts develop in people over age 55.
"It's important that people understand that blurry vision isn't always about needing a new glasses prescription," Dr. Proctor said. "Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are serious issues that need to be addressed."
Dr. Proctor is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in ocular surgeries. He has been in practice for more than 20 years.
The lecture will be held at noon in Gottlieb's Professional Office Building, 675 W. North Ave., Melrose Park, rooms E, F and G on the lower level.
A boxed lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
This is the latest installment of Gottlieb’s Hai Solomon Community Lecture Series. Dr. Solomon was a Gottlieb physician for 55 years.