LISTEN: Pediatric blindness is incredibly common in Alaska. Here’s how you can help your child.

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Has your child had their first vision screening check? Are they seeing clearly in 2020? Pediatric blindness is particularly common in Alaska- one cause was discovered two decades ago and the other was just reported this month.  Of all races and ethnicities Alaska Natives are most prone to retinopathy of prematurity, which is a cause of blindness. Let’s find out what we need to know to care for and protect our children’s vision.

HOST: Dr. Jillian Woodruff
GUEST:

  • Dr. Robert Arnold, pediatric ophthalmologist, Alaska Children’s Eye and Strabismus & co-founder, PDI Check

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  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (10:00 – 11:00am)
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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT

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