Macular degeneration is a progressive eye condition affecting as many as 15 million Americans. The disease attacks the macula of the eye, where our sharpest central vision occurs, affecting reading, driving, identifying faces, watching television, safely navigating stairs and performing other daily tasks. read more…
If you have macular degeneration, a family history of AMD, or are in the “macular generation” (age 60 or above), you should be particularly attentive to controlling your risk factors.
For people with wet macular degeneration, there are several treatment options.
The first line of defense for macular degeneration is awareness. A simple test of your vision will alert you to any changes that may indicate a problem with macular degeneration or a worsening of your condition. This common test is known as the Amsler Grid.
For more information on Macular Degeneration:
Macular Degeneration Partnership
850 Health Sciences Rd
Irvine, CA 92697
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
On June 26th, 2010 The Discovery Eye Foundation had it’s second annual free Vision Symposium in Orange County, CA. Clinicians and researchers from UC Irvine, UCLA, University of Southern California and private practice discussed various eye diseases.