Macular Degeneration Resources:
Explore a Wealth of Information
- Human Eye Anatomy
To better understand what is going on once you have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, this site provides a description of each part of the eye and its function.
The Mayo Clinic describes everything about this disease, from symptoms to treatment information.
- National Eye Institute
Information provided includes a general overview of the disease and some frequently asked questions, like "Can the Dry Macular Degeneration Turn into the Wet Form?"
- Read the Latest AMD News
Topics covered include ongoing medical trials and changes to FDA-approved medical treatments.
Prevention and Screening for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Test for Adults
Adults can use the test located provided by Prevent Blindness America to test for visual distortions.
- 1-Minute Sight Saver Test
The Vision Council extolls the benefits of regular eye exams and more eye care and correction topics.
- Preventing the Disabling Effects of Vision Loss
Lighthouse International describes what you can do to reduce your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.
Lifestyle and Macular Degeneration
- Living With the Disease
While macular degeneration does not cause blindness, the reduction in vision can be difficult to adjust to. Tips are provided on this site to assist those who wish to accomplish day-to-day activities, such as driving and reading.
- Driving When you Have Macular Degeneration
Driving, and particularly driving at night, can be difficult for those with macular degeneration. Information is provided about how to find out if you can still drive and what can be done if you have to give up on driving all together.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment
- Are the High Levels of Antioxidants Right for You
Is the AREDS formula for everyone? Find out from this article.
- Treating Dry Macular Degeneration
The Mayo Clinic lays out treatment information in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
- Current Treatments for Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration
There are also information on investigational age-related macular degeneration treatments.
- Rheopheresis (Blood Filtration)
Information on the still-unproven theory of using blood filtration for dry macular degeneration. The technique was abandoned due to a lack of funding.
Find an AMD Eye Doctor
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Lighthouse International
- National Eye Institute
- Macular Degeneration Partnership
- Mayo Clinic
- Vision Council of America
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For in-depth information on macular degeneration, please visit the Consumer Guide to Macular Degeneration.