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…

Contact Information

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About Us

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…

Basic Research

Prozac for Dry AMD?

NIH – National Library of Medicine An antidepressant best known as Prozac could offer the first treatment for macular degeneration according to new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. UVA’s Bradley D. Gelfand, PhD, and collaborators have…

Microcurrent Stimulation

Microcurrent Stimulation is the application of a small electrical current to tissues using electrodes placed on the skin. It has been used for years with FDA approval for the repair of injured soft tissues and for treating muscular-skeletal pain. Several…

“The Complement System” – Simplified

We all know that our bodies have an immune system that protects us from infections. A special part of this protection is called the complement system, or just complement. It was first identified in the late 1800’s as something in…