Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment among older adults. Check these sites for information.
Association for Macular Diseases
Information about the Association (including fact sheet, newsletter, membership, etc.) and about the The LuEsther T. Mertz Retinal Research Center.
Center for the Study of Macular Degeneration
General information macular degeneration and the activities of this a biomedical research unit located at the University of California.
Macular Degeneration Fact Sheet
This fact sheet from the Schepens Eye Research Institute discusses causes, treatment, nutrition, surgery, hereditary, effects of sunlight, hypertension and smoking.
Macular Degeneration Foundation
The Foundation’s website is arranged like a book, with “chapters” such as Juvenile MD, Adult MD, Pictorials, Eye Test, Frequently Asked Questions, Glossary of Terms, Reports, Research, Chat, News, and Newsletter. The well-written articles are geared for laypersons.
MD Support: The Eyes of the Macular Degeneration Community
This extensive website guides readers to hundreds of online resources about macular degeneration. Categories include support and human resources (listservs, personal profiles, etc.), information (library, descriptions and definitions, eye tests, treatments, low vision product reviews, clinical trials, etc.), writings by “low-vision people,” resource links (organizations, sources of large print materials, etc.), and more.
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Blindness and Visual Impairments
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