U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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: Friday, 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: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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: Thursday, 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: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Macular Degeneration Partnership

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