55 Plus Lecture Series: The Aging Eye


06/20/2019
Date:  June 20, 2019
Topic:  The Aging Eye
Speaker:  Dr. Jonathan Prenner, Clinical Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


The talk will discuss:
  1. Basic Anatomy
  2. Normal Changes of Aging
  3. Common Eye Problems in Older Adults
    1. Dry Eye
    2. Glaucoma
    3. Cataract
  4. Retinal Diseases
    1. Macular degeneration
    2. Diabetes
    3. Retinal detachment
  5. Cutting Edge Research
    1. Gene Therapy
    2. Artificial Vision.

Dr. Jonathan L. Prenner is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he serves as Clinical Professor.  He is also the Ophthalmology service chief of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.  Dr. Prenner is the Chairman of Education and a member of the executive committee for the American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS), the world's largest society of retinal specialists.  He serves as both the Review Article Section Editor and Assistant Editor of the standard scientific journal for the field, RETINA: the Journal of Retina and Vitreous Diseases.  He has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America since 2008 and is listed as a U.S. News and Castle Connolly best doctor and as one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.  Dr. Prenner has published 80 papers in the peer-reviewed literature in addition to a volume of textbook chapters, articles and scientific abstracts.  He lectures routinely at major scientific meetings concerning his original research and the development of new approaches to vitreoretinal diseases.