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Hudson Valley Hospital Center hosts free Glaucoma Seminar


Cortlandt Manor – (January 23, 2012) –  Did you know that more than 2.2 million people in the United States have glaucoma and only half of them know it?

January is national Glaucoma Month and eye professionals like Dr. Kerline Marcelin, a board certified ophthalmologist with Hudson Valley Hospital Center, want to educate the community about this group of diseases that is the second leading cause of blindness.

Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Early detection through regular and complete eye exams is the key to protecting your vision.

“There are typically no warning signs of glaucoma so it’s important to schedule regular exams with your eye doctor,’’ said Dr. Marcelin. “Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, but there are certain groups who are at higher risk due to heredity.’’

Dr. Marcelin will hold a free patient education program on glaucoma on Monday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wagner Conference Room at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY. For more information, or to register for the program call 914-734-3794 or register on line at www.hvhc.org/events.


Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner.  Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit .