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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 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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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…

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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…

Don’t Be Shy to Ask Your Primary Care Physician

A report from the National Poll on Healthy Aging reveals that more than half of older patients surveyed said their primary care providers have not asked them about their vision. Considering the number of ailments that can affect the aging…

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…

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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