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Learn about low-vision evaluation, occupational therapists who specialize in helping people with low vision, and how to find helpful organizations.
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.
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.
Learn about the potential for cell transplantation for the treatment of the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration, with some very important information about clinical trials.
Learn why iron may increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), steps you can take to decrease your risk of this eye disease, and how research may provide important answers.
If a close relative has macular degeneration, learn some important steps that you can take to decrease your risk of developing this eye disease.
Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can cause rapid vision loss. Learn how recent advances in treating wet AMD have decreased the rate of vision loss, and about research that may eliminate the need for injections.
Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of a rare form of inherited retinal degeneration, called Sorsby’s fundus dystrophy, which can appear similar to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), especially in its early stages.
Cutting-edge research is exploring the potential for stem cell treatments for macular degeneration. Learn about recent progress and cell therapy clinical trials.
Learn about the nerve that is involved in many causes of eye pain and discomfort.