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Medicine in Our Backyard CANCELED

 As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as advised by public health officials, all programs, including story times at Central and the branches are canceled through the end of March.  Staff, with the guidance of City’s Emergency Response team, the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Agency, will re-assess the situation at the end of the month. 


How to keep eye problems at arms-length as you age

Ken Y. Lin, MD Ken Lin, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCI Health Department of Ophthalmology, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute





Lilangi Ediriwickrema, MDLilangi Ediriwickrema, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCI Health Department of Ophthalmology, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

What happens to our eyes as we age, and what can we do to improve our vision? At this lecture, Drs. Ken Lin and Lilangi Ediriwickrema will present on common age-related vision changes—from droopy eyelids, volume loss and wrinkles, to cataracts and glaucoma—and will discuss approaches to optimize your vision, while promoting a more youthful look. Dr. Ken Lin is a cataract and glaucoma surgeon whose research focuses on using endoscopic laser imaging and artificial intelligence to improve patient outcomes after glaucoma surgery. Dr. Lilangi Ediriwickrema specializes in oculofacial, orbital, and reconstructive surgery as well as neuro-ophthalmology.

 Meeting Details:

  • Friends Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
  • Monday of the month / September to May
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm / doors open at 6:30pm
  • FREE (a suggested donation of $10.00 is always appreciated)
  • No Reservations required 

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