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Macular Degeneration Research

Recent studies suggest that the types of bacteria that live in our intestines can influence susceptibility to certain diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Dec 2, 2021
Macular Degeneration Research

New long-lasting medications are now in clinical trials for wet age-related macular degeneration. Learn more about these new options that may decrease the frequency of eye injections.

Oct 4, 2021
Macular Degeneration Research

Learn about financial aid resources that may be available to help cover the costs of your macular degeneration prescription medications.

Aug 31, 2021
Macular Degeneration Research

Learn the best way to avoid treatments that have limited or non-existent data to support their effectiveness for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Aug 31, 2021
Macular Degeneration Research

Learn about Stargardt disease and Best's disease, two forms of macular degeneration that affect children and young adults.

Aug 31, 2021
Macular Degeneration Research

Since age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older, it’s important to take steps that may prevent this eye disease. Certain measures have been shown in large clinical trials to clearly decrease the risk of AMD, and other actions, based on smaller trials or theoretical considerations, may also decrease risk.

Aug 31, 2021
Macular Degeneration Research

Many people with visual impairment can benefit from apps, helpful websites, and specific computer settings.

Aug 31, 2021
Macular Degeneration Research

Learn about low-vision evaluation, occupational therapists who specialize in helping people with low vision, and how to find helpful organizations.

Aug 31, 2021
Macular Degeneration Research

For patients with vision challenges caused by macular degeneration, low-vision therapists can be extremely helpful. This service may be provided initially by an ophthalmologist, or by optometrists who are certified and trained in low vision. The team working with these health care providers may include a specially trained occupational or rehabilitation therapist who will optimize your eyeglass prescription, come to your home and recommend modifications, and have information concerning your eligibility for special benefits. A few examples of tips and advice that low-vision therapists can provide are outlined in this article.

Aug 31, 2021
Macular Degeneration Research

Stargardt disease is an inherited form of macular degeneration. Learn about treatment options, clinical trials and how it differs from age-related macular degeneration. trials.

Aug 30, 2021