Why Contribute

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 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…

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…

Coping Skills

“Hands Off” Environmental Controls

by Keith Colgan – Macular Degeneration Foundation Call it “research” for the Foundation … or just plain laziness, but for the past two years my wife and I have been using a device that allows us to control much of…

What's Your Story

Share Your Story

We love to hear from our readers, especially those with an encouraging story. Have you found a practical way of coping with low vision that improved your quality of life? What activities bring you joy in spite of the many…

Coping with Fear and Depression

It is normal for a patient to experience a number of emotions when faced with the possibility of an eye disease. The thought of blindness brings despair and depression. The enemy behind most of these negative emotions, however, is fear!…