Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a medical condition that results in a loss of central vision because of damage to the macula at the back of the eye. It affects the ability to read, recognize faces and handle other simple day-to-day tasks. AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the US for people above the age of 60.
The Macular Degeneration Partnership provides information and support for people affected by AMD, as well as their family and caregivers. This includes:
- What is AMD, including the difference between wet and dry
- Living with AMD, including helpful hints to slow progression
- Continually updated research and clinical trial information
- Subscribe to the AMD Update for the latest information about macular degeneration, treatment and research
- AMD Update monthly e-newsletter online
- Support groups and educational programs
- A toll-free help line 888-430-9898
For more information about the Macular Degeneration Partnership and the services they offer, visit www.AMD.org.