Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss for people aged 60 and older in the United States. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 10-15 million individuals have AMD and about 10% of those affected have the "wet" type of age-related macular degeneration.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, here is just a small sampling of resources from the American Foundation for the Blind to help you cope with this condition.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a gradual, progressive, painless deterioration of the macula, which is the small area in the center of the retina that gives us our detailed vision. For AMD signs and symptoms, what to ask your doctor, and treatment options, we have the latest information.
- To learn how to live with vision loss from AMD, check out our video demonstrations of daily living skills and explore our product database of helpful tools and devices.
- And it's not too late to take advantage of our AMD Awareness Month Sale for discounts on all AMD-related publications and e-learning products during the month of February, including great resources like Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Aging and Vision Loss: A Handbook for Families, Preventing Falls by Adapting Your Home (DVD), and more.
- And finally, check out our comprehensive state-by-state directory of services for the visually impaired.