Macular Degeneration Foundation

Category: Lifestyle


How smoking can harm your eyes

Statistics have shown that only 1 out of 5 smokers actually are aware of the risk smoking has on their eye health. The following information may convince folks that breaking the habit is imperative to insure a long and healthy…

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So what does it mean to be blind?

by Philip C Hessburg MD Well, literally, total loss of all light perception is absolute blindness. That patient would have no perception of light, would not know whether the sun has come up. Fortunately, perhaps as few as 10 or…

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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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