Dr. David Finkelstein of Vineyard Haven recently attended a meeting of the Optometric Retina Society in Boston for the society’s fifth annual conference. Among other things, the conference brought together experts in the field of macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease and cataract surgery in patients with diabetes. There was discussion and information about the many new emerging technologies in the field and advances in nutritional therapy as it relates to macular degeneration. Yearly eye examinations are recommended for early detection of eye diseases that can cause loss of vision.