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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.

Earlier this month, the Alliance, in partnership with BrightFocus Foundation, debuted an important campaign that encourages all of us to “Take a Closer Look at AMD.” (To find out the particulars of the campaign, please visit here.)

Our friends at BrightFocus are the perfect partners for this campaign. The organization’s website has a tremendous collection of resources to help you learn more about AMD.

One feature we wanted to share in this post was a recent “Answering Your Questions about AMD” teleconference that BrightFocus held with age-related macular degeneration specialist Dr. Joshua Dunaief from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

The Q & A featured Dr. Dunaief’s feedback on topics such as treatment options for wet AMD, the use of AREDs to mitigate the effects of AMD, and what to do when seeking a second opinion.

You can listen to the Q & A and read the transcript by going here.

Also, to learn more about AMD, please watch the new Taking a Closer Look at AMD video:

Posted in: Vision Loss

A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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