Macular Degeneration Foundation

Category: Equipment


Reminders for Using an Eyedropper

Follow your doctor’s instructions exactly as to when & how If your medication can be refrigerated, the cold will help you to know where the drop landed Wash your hands before and after. Shake the bottle. Do not touch the…

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How to Wear a Surgical Face Mask

We are all wearing face masks of one kind or another these days. If it’s not bad enough to have limited central vision, some of us also wear glasses that tend to fog up when using a medical procedure mask….

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“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…

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The AMSLER GRID

Written by: Liz Trauernicht – MDF PresidentEdited by: Joe L Fontenot MD What is an AMSLER GRID? The Amsler Grid is basically a square of horizontal and vertical lines. According to one source, a similar design may have been used…

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“Pitching” Blue Light Protective Eyewear

The Macular Degeneration Foundation published a Special Edition of its Newsletter in July of 2019. It detailed ten common misconceptions regarding macular degeneration. One was the idea that cell phones, televisions and computer screens damage the eyes with “blue light”….

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New Study Reveals Benefits of Augmented Reality Glasses

Source: Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, director of the USC Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics, codirector of the USC Roski Eye Institute and University Professor of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine. In a new study…

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