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32 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 2 - September 8, 1994 Beebe to conduct car seat safety program Sept. 28 Beebe Medical Center's Women's Pavilion is conducting an infant/child safety seat work- Shop for parents, grandparents and child care providers from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the second floor education classroom. The workshop will cover the basics of car seat use and misuse. While automobile crashes are the number one killer and disabler of children, research shows that, when used correctly, child passen- ger protection devices are 71 per- cent effective in preventing fatali- ties and 50 percent effective in preventing minor injuries. Through the combined efforts of organizations such as the Office of Highway Safety, Delaware Safe Kids Coalition and the Division of Public Health Dis- abilities Prevention Program, numerous activities are conducted throughout the year to increase awareness about the importance of correct and consistent use of child passenger safety devices. Beebe will often loan a child safety seat to families who may not be able to afford a new seat. The fee for the workshop is $10. To register call 645-3726. Blindness Continued from page 30 the bleeding blood vessels," he said. "Laser just reduces the chance for severe vision loss. It's not a cure. Often times, it's just a delay. It's a beneficial treatment that reduces chances of severe vision loss." Cook said that researchers are working on finding therapies and even a cure for the disease. "The recent work has been done to try to surgically remove those blood vessels in the retina," said Cook. "There are also people using chemicals to try to get rid of those abnormal blood vessels." Other current research involves a more holistic approach, although at this point it does not appear too successful. "There's been a lot of controversy about vitamin/nutri- tion therapy," Cook said. Studies have also been done in the bene- fits of anti-oxidants. "There's no proof, but it might be slightly of some benefit. "Our hands are tied. It's very difficult to watch people lose their central vision. We really , right now, don't have a lot of treatment. "The real cure is going to come when we can regenerate the fovea, but it's at the basic research level now." said Cook. The fovea is the center of the macula, he explained. "It's thought to play a supportive role both in terms of supplying nutrients and dealing with waste." Not all those who have lost cen- tral vision from macular degener- ation are doomed to a life without sight, Cook said. "The Division of the Visually Impaired does a fan- tastic job of helping people get on with the business of living," he said. He said that patients can ben- efit from low vision aids and mag- nification devices. "They can teach them to use the adjacent part of the retina to get whatever visual function they have and get them to use that vision." Cook said that because treat- ments are so limited at this time, people need to make a particular effort at monitoring their eyesight. They can obtain Amsler grid tests from their eye doctors that will help them detect vision changes. He also advises regular check ups with eye doctors, especially for older people who fall in the higher risk category. "Early detection is very impor- tant," said Cook. BA( ;K TO SCHOOL SHOES p , morri00 SI00X$ Jack Morris 998 Kings Highway c Fed. 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