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CDC Telebriefing: Eye Health

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Transcript | Audio

What

CDC is releasing the first national estimates of doctor visits and healthcare costs associated with keratitis, an eye condition that can lead to blindness when left untreated. Contact lens wear is the largest single risk factor for developing keratitis. CDC will provide tips on how contact lens wearers can avoid this painful infection.

Who

Jennifer Cope, M.D., M.P.H; CDC medical epidemiologist.

When

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET

DiaI-in

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-779-7169
INTERNATIONAL: 1- 630-395-0131
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions 
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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