Introducing a new series made possible with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant with DHCQoL & DSA: #HealthFactFriday! Eyesight is very important to deaf people — Macular Degeneration (MD) is a common condition that causes vision loss. #DeafHealth
[VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: Dwight is standing in front of a dark background. Clip begins with a freeze frame in black and while. A yellow box in the top right corner appears with black text “HEALTH FACT”. White text appears in near left center, “what is MACULAR DEGENERATION” as a white line underlines it.
DWIGHT: What is macular degeneration (MD)? It is one of the most common causes of vision loss among Americans who are sixty years or older. How does MD happen? It happens when the macula — the part that helps you see more specific details — cells die. The cell deaths can happen when they are overexposed to sunlight or that they are aging. This MD disease destroys your sharp vision and causes blurry vision, but it does not cause blindness. Regular eye check-up exams are encouraged, so macular degeneration can be detected earlier and treatments will be provided. However, the treatments will not get your full vision back, but treatments can help slow down the decline of your eyes’ health.
Clip fades out to a white background with black text in center, “This project was made possible with funding from the National Institutes of Health/NDICD (#5R01DC01446395 and supplements awarded to Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D.).” Next clip, white background with three logos — Deaf Seniors of America’s logo and the NAD’s logo are in a row, centered, underneath both logos is the Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center’s logo.]
SG Mission: to serve our viewers by providing reliable, valuable, and important Deaf community oriented information in every newcast.