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FIGHTING BLINDNESS HOST FREE INFORMATION EVENING IN DUNDALK

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Where: Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol, Carrickmacross Rd, Dundalk, Co Louth

When: Thursday, March 23, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Irish patient-led charity Fighting Blindness will host a public information evening in Dundalk for people and families affected by vision loss. The event will focus on age-related macular degeneration and diabetes-related sight loss as well as rare genetic conditions that cause severe vision impairment, such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, cone-rod dystrophies and many others.

There are 6,022 people in Louth living with severe vision impairment. This event is part of the on-going work of Fighting Blindness to raise awareness about different types of vision loss and provide information to people affected.

Caitriona Dunne, Advocacy Manager with Fighting Blindness said: “We are delighted to be holding this event in Dundalk. We have received great support from the local community here for many years and this is an opportunity to thank people and give something back. Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for conditions causing vision loss. We also want to ensure that people who are blind or have a vision impairment have access to information that is easy to understand and to appropriate supports, such as our Insight Counselling Service. I would encourage anyone affected by vision loss to get in touch or come along to the information meeting.”

The information event will take place in the Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol, Carrickmacross Rd, Dundalk on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30pm. This is a free event but registration is required. You can register online at www.FightingBlindness.ie or by contacting Caitríona Dunne on 01 6789 004.