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Macular Degeneration

Adult Macular Degeneration

Read about the genetic and environmental factors that combine to cause macular degeneration and what you can do if diagnosed with the disease.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

Macular Degeneration Foundation

Dry Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that occurs when tissue in the macula, the part of your retina that's responsible for central vision, deteriorates.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Experience What Age-Related Macular Degeneration Looks Like

In this simulation, you can experience the deterioration of vision of a person with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Review Date: December 07, 2012

Macular Degeneration Partnership

Eye Test for Macular Degeneration

The Amsler Grid is a test for macular degeneration that you can use to monitor your vision between visits to an eye care professional. However, you should NOT depend on the test for any diagnoses - check with your eye care professional.

Review Date: March 29, 2012

Macular Degeneration Foundation

Macular Degeneration: What Can I Do About Dry AMD?

You have control over some of the known risk factors for macular degeneration. If you have a family history of AMD, or are in the "macular generation" (age 60 or above), you should be particularly attentive to the health tips on this page.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

Macular Degeneration Partnership

Organizations for Low Vision

Research has shown that people with macular degeneration who participate in support groups or self-help programs do much better than those who “go it alone”. Contact these organizations for support.

Review Date: February 25, 2013

Macular Degeneration Partnership

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