Macular Degeneration

The following information and educational video’s will answer many of your questions. However, an eye care professional who has examined your eyes and is familiar with your medical history is the best person to answer specific questions. What is AMD? AMD…

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Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 tax-exempt charitable foundation. It was founded in 1989 by Edmund J. Alex, a Silicon Valley business man who developed age-related macular degeneration in his mid 70’s. Until his death in 2009 at the…

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Chocolate!

In recent years at least two studies demonstrated the benefits of flavonoid-rich dark chocolate over milk chocolate as to improved vision. That was good news for chocolate lovers. In a new double-blind randomized clinical trial (Department of Ophthalmology Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich,…

Life-Style Changes

Through a program of diet, sleep, exercise, and relaxation techniques, combined with supplemental probiotics and phytonutrients, a team of 3 international scientists have described a plan that may actually reverse aging and its resultant effect on disease. In their study,…

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Common Misconceptions Regarding Macular Degeneration

by Dan RobertsMD Foundation Resource Director888-866-6148 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease of the retina wherein the light-sensing cells in the central area of vision (the macula) stop working and eventually die. The disease is thought to be…