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The Alliance’s blog offers a personal, inside look at our activities and perspectives on a range of timely issues. We encourage your feedback.

Losing Sight to a "Silent" Disease

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: October 18th, 2011

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S.—yet in most cases, catching it early and treating it properly can mean saving sight. So why aren’t people taking the steps to find out if they have the disease, and treat it if they do?


Turning a Blind Eye on Patients

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: May 22nd, 2014

Type: Blog

Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens discusses AMD and older adults. 


TAKE on Glaucoma

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: November 30th, 2012

Millions of people live with glaucoma without knowing that they have the disease. 


Release of The Silver Book: Vision Loss Volume II

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 12th, 2012

Last Wednesday the Alliance for Aging Research released the 7th volume of The Silver Book series. This latest volume focuses on vision loss and was released in partnership with the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) during their Decade of Vision: 2010-2020


Eyeing a Healthy 2009

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: January 15th, 2009

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month--perfect timing to add an eye exam to your list of New Year’s resolutions.


Taking a Closer Look at Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: December 13th, 2011

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in people over the age of 65. Until relatively recently, people diagnosed with AMD faced an almost certain road of progressively worsening vision. For many, that road led to legal blindness. Thanks to new drugs, much of the vision loss from wet AMD can now be prevented—or at least slowed. In many cases, it can even be reversed.


The Global Challenge of Diabetic Retinopathy Illustrated

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 20th, 2016

This infographic from the new Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy factsheet gives an overview of the global impact of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness worldwide.


Three New Resources for Older Americans Month

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 26th, 2016

As we continue our celebration of Older Americans Month, here are three resources to help older adults live longer and healthier lives. 


HROTW: The Silver Book®: Vision Loss, Volume II

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 8th, 2015

Our HROTW is the The Silver Book®: Vision Loss, Volume II.


Controlling Blood Sugar Could Slow Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy, Says NIH Study

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 13th, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced encouraging news about diabetic retinopathy, a serious and irreversible complication of diabetes.


Take a Closer Look at AMD for World Sight Day

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: October 13th, 2016

Today is World Sight Day – a day to bring attention to blindness, eye diseases, and vision impairment! To raise awareness of AMD, the Alliance has partnered with BrightFocus Foundation to launch an educational campaign, called “Take a Closer Look at AMD.” The campaign highlights the importance of regular eye exams, the symptoms of AMD, treatment options, and ways you can protect your sight.


Expert Answers Questions about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 10th, 2016

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects as many as 11 million people across the U.S. For older adults, it’s particularly challenging, as it is a leading cause of vision loss for older Americans. Check out this Q & A from BrightFocus Foundation, featuring age-related macular degeneration specialist Dr. Joshua Dunaief.


Infographic Highlights Severity of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: January 9th, 2017

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects as many as 11 million older Americans. To illustrate the severity of the disease, we have created an infographic.


Missed Our #CloserLookAtAMD Twitter Chat? Find It Here!

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: February 16th, 2017

On February 15, the Alliance for Aging Research and partnering organizations hosted a Twitter chat on the age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We discussed the importance of AMD, how the disease affects vision over time, how patients can minimize their risk of getting AMD, and available treatment options.    


Protect Your Eyesight During Save Your Vision Month

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: March 15th, 2017

It's Save Your Vision Month! Check out some of the Alliance's resources that promote the importance of eye health.

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