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  2. The Complete Guide to Age Related Macular Degeneration: for patients and carers by A J Ryman, 2009-05-13
  3. Visual Disturbances and Blindness: Color Blindness, Alice Walker, Macular Degeneration, Achromatopsia, Akinetopsia, Low Vision, Amblyopia
  4. Second Sight: If You Suffer Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Dry Eye Syndrome, Or Other Eye Disorders, Read Second Sight and Discover Help! by Wade; Healy, William R.; Walker, Tom M.; Tindell, Rollins L. Faulkner, 1993-01-01
  5. The Eyes Have It - How's Your Eyesight? - Learn About Cataracts, Astigmatism and Macular Degeneration by Rose Chism, 2010-05-31
  6. Mayo Clinic On Vision And Eye Health: Practical Answers on Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration & Other Conditions (Mayo Clinic on Health)
  7. Protect Your Sight: How to Save Your Vision in the Epidemic of Age-Related Macular Degeneration by James C. Folk, Mark E. Wilkinson, 2006-05-15
  8. Singing, makeup, and macular degeneration: it's frustrating, yes. But there are worse things than losing your frontal vision.: An article from: Saturday Evening Post by Evelyn Echols, 2003-03-01
  9. Macular degeneration: An entry from Thomson Gale's <i>Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health</i> by Mary Bekker, 2002
  10. Taking aim at macular degeneration.: An article from: Medical Update
  11. Supplements reduce risk of vision loss. (Macular Degeneration).(high levels of zinc and antioxidants help reduce vision loss risk): An article from: Family Practice News by Kerri Wachter, 2003-02-15
  12. Preventing macular degeneration.(Letter to the Editor): An article from: Saturday Evening Post by Betty Jo Rein, Lucille Smith, 2005-03-01
  13. Denegeración macular. (Salud).(salud)(TT: Macular degeneration.)(TA: health)(Artículo Breve): An article from: Siempre! by G. Rodríguez, 2002-08-28
  14. Focusing on macular degeneration.(Neighborhood Heart Watch): An article from: Medical Update by Keith March, 2003-03-01

61. Treatment Options For Age-Related Macular Degeneration
In agerelated macular degeneration, damage to the macula in the central partof the retina affects a person s ability to read, recognize faces or drive.
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Treatment Options for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease of the eye occurring in people over 55 years old due to the aging process. The macula is the central part of the retina which lines the inner wall of the eye and provides central vision. In AMD, damage to the macula results in loss of central vision and affects a person's ability to read, recognize faces or drive. The peripheral vision is usually spared. Up to 30 million people worldwide have AMD. Up to 200,000 people in the US are diagnosed with AMD each year. It is the leading cause of blindness in older populations in the US. As we live longer and longer, we will see an increase in AMD. AMD is associated with aging, fair skin, light iris color, hypertension, smoking, arteriosclerosis, prolonged exposure to sunlight, and family history of AMD. There are 2 types of AMD: the "dry" form and the "wet" form, based on the absence or the presence of abnormal growth of blood vessels under the retina. Most people with AMD have the dry form. Currently there is no proven treatment for the dry type, but the loss of vision tends to be milder and the disease progression is rather slow.

62. AMD Alliance International
AMD Alliance International offers online information regarding agerelatedmacular degeneration, eye problems, blindness, and disease prevention.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss for people over the age of 50 in the Western world, affecting approximately 25-30 million people. However, vision loss should not be an inevitable consequence of aging. The AMD Alliance International is a global coalition of vision and seniors' organizations dedicated to raising awareness of AMD and the options available for prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation and support services. What's New AMD - in the news, latest stories Living with Vision Loss, Handbook for Caregivers AMD Week, 22-28 September 2003 ...
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63. News On Macular Degeneration (also Known As Age-Related Macular Degeneration) -
macular degeneration News. Aspirin and Statins Reduce Risk of VisionLoss with AgeRelated macular degeneration. SAN FRANCISCO, May
Eye Health Topics Introduction Allergies Amblyopia or Lazy Eye AMD AMD FAQs AMD News Astigmatism Blepharitis Cataracts FAQs Cataract News CMV Retinitis Color Blindness Conjunctivitis Crossed Eyes Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic Retinopathy FAQs Drooping Eyelids Dry Eyes Eye Safety Floaters and Spots Glaucoma Glaucoma FAQs Glaucoma News Hyperopia Keratoconus Macular Degeneration Myopia Ocular Hypertension Photophobia (Light Sensitivity) Pink Eye Presbyopia Ptosis Retinal Detachment Retinitis Pigmentosa Strabismus Styes What's New in Eye Care Products or home
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AMD: Article FAQ
Aspirin and Statins Reduce Risk of Vision Loss with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Those who were taking statins were only half as liable to develop the more serious form of AMD, the wet form, than those who were not taking them. And those who were taking aspirin were 40 percent less liable to develop the condition. The wet form of AMD is characterized by abnormal new blood vessel growth, called choroidal neovascularization or CNV. It is this blood vessel growth that was seemingly inhibited by statins and aspirin. The researchers speculated that the anti-inflammatory properties of the two drugs may be responsible for the effect. Another significant finding of the study was that CNV development is more common with smokers, which seems to confirm earlier research (see below). The study was done at University of California - San Francisco and published in the April issue of the

64. Visualise - Alpha Squared Solutions Ltd.
Allows people to see websites the way people with various visual impairments do. Currently it covers varying degrees of colour blindness, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
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This tool allows people to see websites the way people with various visual impairments do. Currently it covers varying degrees of colour blindness, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. This tool was developed to make people aware of the issues around website accessibility and the difficulties faced by people with visual impairments. More information on how to use the tool can be found below.
Due to the limitations of current browser technology this page does not comply with the WAI Web Accessibility Guidelines and can only be viewed on Windows Internet Explorer version 5.5 and above.
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Please select a site to view: Colour Blindness: The Colour Blindness filter only works if the page viewed below has been selected via the URL field above. The page cannot be changed while this filter is used. The filters below does allow interaction with the site via the keyboard, but not using the mouse. The colour blindness will be reset to 0% before applying the other filters. Colour blindness can be re-applied after a filter below had been selected. Click on the following buttons to toggle each type of disability: Diabetic Retinopathy Cataracts (Affects the whole page) For the following two disabilities, click on the image overlay and move the mouse to view different portions of the website.

65. Eye Specialists Of Florida
Specializes in the treatment of eye problems with laser vision correction / lasik, cataract surgery, contact lenses and glasses also the treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye problems.

66. What Is Macular Degeneration And Why Is It Important?
macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over 55 inthe United States. What is macular degeneration and why is it important?
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What is macular degeneration and why is it important? Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over 55 in the United States. It affects more than 10 million Americans. The retina at the back of the eye receives light rays that have passed through the lens of the eye. The retina's millions of cells then translate those light rays into images that it sends to the brain through the optic nerve. The macula is near the center of the retina and is the site of our most acute visual perception. It is used when we drive, see faces, read and do fine detail work. Macular degeneration is associated with aging. It is present in about equal numbers in men and women; whites are more affected than blacks. Smoking has been identified as a risk factor in the development of macular degeneration. Two major forms of macular degeneration have been identified. They are the atrophic or "dry" form and the exudative or "wet" form.

67. RetNet - Retinal Information Network
Provides tables of genes causing inherited retinal diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and Usher syndrome, and related information.
Table of Contents: Diseases: Cloned and/or Mapped Genes Causing Retinal Diseases Summaries: Summary Tables ( Genes Diseases , or Graph Symbols: List of Disease Symbols References: References for Disease Tables Links: Resources for Research on Retinal Degeneration What's New: New and Updated Disease Genes
RetNet provides tables of genes causing inherited retinal diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and Usher syndrome, and related information. This information is provided to the research community and other interested individuals for research purposes only. The information should not be used for medical or commercial purposes. Although we strive for accuracy and completeness, we cannot guarantee that all information is correct and complete. We welcome comments and suggestions RetNet , the Retinal Information Network, is a service of the Laboratory for the Molecular Diagnosis of Inherited Eye Diseases, a joint program of ... The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
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68. Bossert Demo (Black)
Offers optical and electronic magnifiers for people with low vision, macular degeneration, and other disorders.

69. InteliHealth: Macular Degeneration
macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness and visionimpairment among the elderly. Agerelated macular degeneration
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70. Macular Degeneration Types And Risk Factors
AgingEye Times. Home macular degeneration Info Internal Eye MaculaAnatomy Medical Dictionary. Age Related macular degeneration
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Age Related Macular degeneration (ARMD) is a disease that causes progressive damage to the macula. Macula is the central part of the retina that allows us to see fine details. When the macula degenerates, people experience blurring or darkness in the center of their vision and tasks such as reading and driving are affected. The words on a page may look blurred, a dark or empty area may appear in the center of vision, or straight lines may look distorted. There are two forms of macular degeneration
(atrophic) macular degeneration
(neovascular / exudative) macular degeneration
Dry macular degeneration is the more common form of the disease and accounts for 90% of all AMD. The classic lesion in dry macular degeneration is Geographic atrophy . Geographic atrophy of the macula causes severe central visual loss. There is no treatment, laser or other, that can halt or reverse the relentless progression of dry macular degeneration related vision loss.
The precursor lesion that leads to the development of Geographic atrophy is a small yellowish macular lesion called 'drusen'. There are 2 types of drusen (soft and hard).

Online resource providing information and support for people with macular degeneration and other macular diseases.
- An online source of information and support for people with macular degeneration and other macular diseases - The Macula Foundation, Inc. supports basic and clinical research in vitreous, retinal and macular diseases. The Association for Macular Diseases helps people with macular diseases to lead independent lives The LuEsther T. Mertz Retinal Research Center conducts numerous retinal research projects. Association for Macular Diseases Macula Foundation Mertz Retinal Research Center Vision Links Site design and maintenance by Interactive Eye, L.L.C.

72. Tucson Eye Care Center - LASIK And Refractive Surgery Specialists
Laurence D. Kaye, M.D., an opthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Includes curriculum vitae, staff biographies and photos.
The practice of Dr. Laurence Kaye at Tucson Eye Care strives to provide state of the art care in a personalized professional environment. We use our intimate setting to foster an environment of compassion and warmth. We pride ourselves on the stability of our staff, allowing our patients to get to know our office personnel at all levels. Our commitment to provide state of the art care is based on Dr. Kaye's training, experience and commitment to continuing education and clinical research. We are committed to maintaining the latest diagnostic computers and equipment in our office. Our areas of expertise are:
  • Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment Refractive Cataract surgery Comprehensive Ophthalmology
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73. Eye Health Home
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a particular eye condition, suchas cataracts, glaucoma or agerelated macular degeneration, we can help.
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Print Email Our eye health services strive to reduce the problems caused by eye conditions by raising public awareness to detect and treat the conditions. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a particular eye condition , such as cataracts glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration , we can help. We provide a range of easy-to-read guides on common eye conditions . Our information is designed to help you and your friends and family understand more about your eye condition. As well as information about eye conditions, we can show you how to make the most of your residual eyesight, for example, by improving lighting in your home . We can also give advice and information about outdoor activities like shopping and transport
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  • Our Camden and Islington Low Vision Centre enables people in the borough to make most of their residual sight. We work closely with care trusts, social services and other voluntary organisations to develop low vision centres in the UK.

74. Innoventions, Inc.--- Source Of The Magni-Cam Low-vision Disability Device
High power electronic magnifier that connects to any television set. Helps most people with macular degeneration or other retinal diseases read again.
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75. Prevent Blindness America--Age-related Macular Degeneration FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about AgeRelated macular degeneration. The initials AMDare an abbreviation for a disorder called age-related macular degeneration.
Frequently Asked Questions about
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
For a free copy of Prevent Blindness America's AMD brochure,
call 1-800-331-2020.
Q: What is AMD?
The initials AMD are an abbreviation for a disorder called age-related macular degeneration. AMD is a degenerative disease that affects the macula, a small spot in the central area of the retina located at the back of the eye. The macula is responsible for sight in the center of the field of vision and is the most sensitive part of the retina. The condition affects central vision.
Q: Who is at risk for AMD?
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of visual impairment for persons age 65 and older. As you age, your risk for AMD increases.
Q: What are the signs of AMD?
As AMD progresses, symptoms will become more and more obvious. If you have AMD, you may notice that:
  • straight lines in your field of vision, such as telephone poles, the sides of buildings and streetlight posts appear wavy;
  • type in books, magazines and newspapers appears blurry; and

76. Eye Research Clinical Trials
Promotes eye research translating results into patient care. Research scientists specialize in areas of interest such as research for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, ocular herpes and keratoconus.
Research Overview Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Ocular Herpes Keratoconus Molecular Ophthalmology Refractive Laser Infants and Children Clinical Trials Our Scientists
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Discovery Fund's Ophthalmic Clinical Trials Center
Launched in early 2000, patients in Los Angeles now have an opportunity to be part of cutting-edge clinical research into new devices and drugs to treat eye problems. Helping patients with eye disorders through their participation in quality research studies is the mission of the Ophthalmic Clinical Trials Center. Since its opening, the Clinical Trials Center has contracted with a number of ophthalmic companies to undertake research projects of great importance to the general public. Along with the Ophthalmology Research Laboratories at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, our team of researchers is paving the way for a unique relationship to unfold - the combination of basic science and clinical research to promote the understanding and management of eye disorders that currently lack effective treatment. Topics for future clinical trials include dry eyes, laser vision correction to prevent "lazy eye" in children, bifocal intraocular lenses, intraocular lenses to correct high myopia and hyperopia, and contact lenses and solutions. For more information, please go to the

77. Prevent Blindness America--Age-Related Macular Degeneration Test
AgeRelated macular degeneration Test. Amsler Grid. The purpose of this sectionis to check adults for macular degeneration using an Amsler Grid pattern.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Test
Amsler Grid
Before you take this test, you should know the difference between an eye check or test and a comprehensive eye examination done by an eye care professional. The purpose of this section is to check adults for Macular Degeneration using an Amsler Grid pattern. Macular Degeneration is a disorder at the back of the eye in which the central part of one's vision is blocked as if a blurred area had been placed in the center of the picture. The image around the blurred area may be clearly visible. An abnormality in the appearance of the Amsler Grid pattern may indicate macular degeneration. If you notice any such abnormality, you should arrange for a professional eye exam. Please note that some people with AMD may not see a distortion on the Amsler grid. For this check, you will need:
  • well-lighted space;
  • an assistant, if possible;
  • tape to put grid on wall;
  • ruler or tape measure; and
  • a paper cup to use as an eye cover.
This check requires you to print the Distance Vision Chart. The appearance of your printed chart may vary depending on the printer you are using. We have provided a ruler at the top of each chart. In order to get valid eye check results, the ruler on each printout should be approximately four inches long. Please measure to make sure. Also, in order to provide appropriate contrast and clarity for your eye check, be sure to use white paper and choose solid black as the color.

78. VOILA Technology, Inc. Assistive Technology, Training, & Section 508 Consulting.
Provider of assistive technology and services for people suffering from macular degeneration and blindness.
Welcome to VOILA Technology, Inc. Provider of assistive technology and services for people suffering from macular degeneration, blindness, a learning disability or other disabilities. We are currently updating this site. WOW! Wait until you see what is coming! Keep checking back. Thank you. Check out our Next To New Sale!
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79. EMedicine Health - Macular Degeneration Overview
macular degeneration (MD) is a disorder that includes a variety of eye diseasesthat affect your central vision. macular degeneration, Overview,
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You are in: Eye and Vision Macular Degeneration Overview Macular degeneration (MD) is a disorder that includes a variety of eye diseases that affect your central vision. Central vision is what you see directly in front of you rather than what you see at the edge (or periphery) of your vision. The most common disease is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness in people older than 55 years in the United States. The disease affects more than 10 million Americans, including 23% of Americans older than 90 years. Because overall life expectancy continues to increase, age-related macular degeneration has become a major public health problem.

80. Macular Degeneration
Agerelated macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects your centralvision. macular degeneration - Dry and Wet Dry and Wet macular degeneration.
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FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of Visudyne Therapy for Wet A ge-Related Macular Degeneration, AMD
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects your central vision. It is a common cause of vision loss among people over age of 60. Because only the center of your vision is usually affected, people rarely go blind from the disease. However, AMD can sometimes make it difficult to read, drive, or perform other daily activities that require fine , central vision.
What is the macula?
How does AMD damage vision?

Who is at risk for AMD?
What are the symptoms of AMD? ...
What can you do if you have already lost vision to AMD?
What is the macula The macula is in the center of the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye. As you read, light is focused onto your macula. There, millions of cells change the light into nerve signals that tell the brain what you are seeing. This is called your

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