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Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or other early-stage scientists focusing on Alzheimer’s disease research, took advantage of this unique opportunity to accelerate their knowledge immersion towards becoming an expert in this exciting field.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting as many as 11 million Americans. Without proper treatment, AMD can lead to loss of sharp, central vision and cause legal blindness. This short film gives an overview of the disease—including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and the role nutrition and lifestyle plan in protecting eyesight. It also addresses some of the challenges of living with AMD, and encourages those diagnosed with the disease to take control of their sight.
This short, animated “pocket film” that offers an overview of AMD—including its symptoms, impact on lifestyle, treatment, and more.
The Amsler grid is a simple test to monitor macular degeneration. Learn more in this brief video.
Learn where eye fluid (aqueous humor) is produced, how it circulates, and its contribution to the development of glaucoma.
Learn about a form of macular degeneration that accounts for approximately 10 percent of the cases, but results in 90 percent of legal blindness.
Learn what the fluorescein angiography test is and why it is helpful.