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Medicine in our Backyard with Vivek Patel, MD and Austin Fox, MD

Glaucoma vs neurological disease: Diagnosis and management

Medicine in our Backyard


 The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation in collaboration with UCI Health is pleased to virtually present the 2021-2022 season of Medicine in Our Backyard featuring an extraordinary group of renowned doctors and researchers speaking on a wide range of topics. The UCI doctors present the latest studies and newest technologies in an engaging online forum. This series is funded in part by the generosity of long time Newport Beach Public Library Foundation members Mike and Polly Smith


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Vivek Patel, MD
Chief of Neuro-Ophthalmology & Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine

Austin Fox, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine

Monday, January 24, 2022, 7:00pm

The Glaucoma Research Foundation estimates that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma but only half know they have it. How can you tell whether your eyesight is being affected by glaucoma or some other neuro-ophthalmologic issue? Dr. Austin Fox, a UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in cataracts and glaucoma and Dr. Vivek Patel, chief of neuro-ophthalmology services at UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute will answer this question and more to give you the latest information about vision loss.


Event details and RSVP Information: 

  • Location: NBPL Foundation’s ZOOM Webinar Room 
  • Virtual doors open 10 minutes before 7:00pm
  • Virtual presentation followed by Q&A

 Questions? Contact Director of Programs Kunga Wangmo-Upshaw or 949-717-3818.

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