Dinner with the Doctor focuses on diabetes

Bruce Saran, MD
Bruce Saran, MD

People with diabetes may face complications of the condition that result in a diabetic eye disease. Some common problems include diabetic retinopathy, early onset cataracts and glaucoma. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness; therefore, people with diabetes need to be alert to signs and symptoms of these issues. That’s why an experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist, Bruce Saran, M.D., will present Diabetes and the Eye. The program will offer reliable information about these conditions and review how each is diagnosed and treated. Dr. Saran also will discuss what new options are now available as well as those on the horizon.

Diabetes and the Eye, part of Jennersville Regional Hospitals’ Dinner with the Doctor series, is set for 6 p.m., at the Hospital cafeteria. It is free and open to the community with pre-registration.

Dr. Saran, an independent member of the Jennersville Regional Hospital Medical Staff, received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Eye and Ear Center. He received advanced training in the medical and surgical management of retina and vitreous diseases at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and sits on the Advisory Board for Gene Therapy for Macular Degeneration at the F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, part of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has written articles in numerous publications, has lectured internationally on retinal surgery and disease, and serves as a reviewer for the Journal Retina. His surgery was featured on the medical television program “Second Opinion” aired on the Discovery Channel.

Jennersville Regional Hospital is located at 1015 West Baltimore Pike in West Grove. To attend, call 610-869-1223 or email your name, address and phone number to teresa_rougeaux@chs.net.