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Macular Degeneration (cont.)

Support Groups and Counseling for Macular Degeneration

People with vision loss from AMD may benefit from low-vision aids such as handheld or stand magnifiers for reading and telescopes incorporated into specially designed glasses to see into the distance. In addition, talking watches, computers that use large type face, and many other specialty devices are available.

Various organizations and web sites provide additional information and resources relating to macular degeneration:

AMD.org

http://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/amd-macular-degeneration

http://www.visionaware.org/

Macular Degeneration Pictures

Media file 1: Age-related macular degeneration. Retinal photograph. Dry type with drusen (spots) and atrophy of retinal pigment epithelium, right eye. Courtesy of Dr. James Puklin and Dr. Dean Elliot.
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Media file 2: Age-related macular degeneration. Dry type, fluorescein angiography. Courtesy of Dr. James Puklin and Dr. Dean Elliot.
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Media file 3: Age-related macular degeneration. Retinal photograph. Wet type with blood. Courtesy of Dr. James Puklin and Dr. Dean Elliot.
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Media file 4: Age-related macular degeneration. Fluorescein angiography, showing a choroidal new blood vessel membrane. Courtesy of Dr. James Puklin and Dr. Dean Elliot.
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Media file 5: Age-related macular degeneration. Wet type. This fluorescein angiogram shows leakage of fluorescein from a choroidal new blood-vessel membrane. Courtesy of Dr. James Puklin and Dr. Dean Elliot.
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Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD, board-certified in ophthalmology

REFERENCES:

Rastogi, N., and R.T. Smith. "Association of age-related macular degeneration and reticular macular disease with cardiovascular disease." Surv Ophthalmol 61.4 Jul-Aug 2016: 422-433.

Stanescu-Segall, D., F. Balta, and T.L. Jackson. "Submacular hemorrhage in neovascular age-related macular degeneration: A synthesis of the literature." Surv Ophthalmol 61.1 Jan-Feb 2016: 18-32.

Thornton, J., R. Edwards, P. Mitchell, R.A. Harrison, I. Buchan, and S.P. Kelly. "Smoking and age-related macular degeneration: a review of association." Eye 19.9 Sept. 2005: 935-944.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/15/2016

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