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The Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc., wishes to thank all who support our efforts to serve the low-vision community. After more than 30 years, with the help of online donations and generous contributions from individuals and family estates, we continue to…

Macular Degeneration

The following is a general overview of AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration). The information and 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…

Trusted Resources

Your search ends here. Our mission is to collect reliable information related to macular disease and share that information in a timely way. This includes advancements in medical research, prospective treatments, and practical suggestions for coping with the challenges of…

Treatments

Cataract Surgery and AMD

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: G Atma Vemulakonda, MD Jan. 27, 2019 Can you have cataract surgery to restore some clear vision if you have macular degeneration? Before recommending cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist will want to find out whether…

Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma or Other Eye Conditions?

American Academy of Ophthalmology Written By: David Turbert and Dan T. Gudgel Reviewed By: Andrew George Iwach, MD Jan. 28, 2019 Cannabis and currently available compounds derived from marijuana – like CBD – are not an adequate treatment for glaucoma,…

FTC Stops Deceptive Claims About Stem Cell Therapy

California companies lacked scientific evidence that their “amniotic stem cell therapy” could treat or cure macular degeneration and other serious diseases. A California-based physician and the two companies he controls have settled charges of deceptively advertising that “amniotic stem cell…

AMD Risk Higher Among Outdoor Workers

by Norra MacReady – April 16, 2016 Some cloudy news for people who work outdoors: long hours in the sun may increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Compared with little or no time spent working in the sun,…

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Macular Degeneration and the Art of Using a Computer

Having macular degeneration does not mean you should stop using the computer or that you would not be able to learn.  If you have central vision loss from macular degeneration, computer use is not only possible, but highly advisable. Both…

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