Learn More About Wet AMD
Here are some resources for you to learn more about AMD. Brief descriptions provided by each organization have been included for your convenience.
Non-Profit Informational Websites
All About Vision
This website was launched in January 2000 to provide consumers with an independent source of trustworthy information on eye health and vision correction options.
AMD Alliance International
AMD Alliance International is an organization that strives to bring knowledge, help, and hope to individuals and families around the world affected by AMD.
The American Society of Retina Specialists and Genentech want people to see the world as clearly as possible — this site includes information about AMD, risk factors, finding a retina specialist and more.
American Macular Degeneration Foundation
The American Macular Degeneration Foundation is committed to the prevention and cure of macular degeneration and offers hope and support to those afflicted and their families. The Foundation will be a major voice in establishing the national research agenda for macular degeneration through promoting an alliance among the scientific community, government, and victims of the disease and their families to ensure the prevention and cure of the disease.
Founded in 1994, the Angiogenesis Foundation is the world’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to conquering disease using a new approach based on angiogenesis, the growth of new capillary blood vessels in the body.
Association for Macular Diseases
The Association for Macular Diseases offers support to individuals with macular disease, their caregivers, and the professional community. The Association provides resources and assistance while promoting research and education.
Discovery Eye Foundation
The Discovery Eye Foundation supports research, education, advocacy and treatments of sight threatening eye diseases.
Foundation Fighting blindness
The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
For more than 106 years, Lighthouse International has led the charge in the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. Our founders, Winifred and Edith Holt, blazed a trail of firsts and opened up new doors of opportunity for people without sight.
Macular Degeneration International
Macular Degeneration International has become a support organization for The Foundation Fighting Blindness which combines the strength of The Foundation’s research mission to find treatments and cures for macular degeneration with MDI’s mission to help people lead independent and rewarding lives.
Macular Disease Society
The Macular Disease Society website offers pages containing information about macular disease — what it is, its symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Also included is a ‘Living with Macular Disease’ section that covers everything from details about driving to the best lighting needed for a clearer view.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
The RNIB is an organization dedicated to providing practical and emotional support to those affected by the loss of sight.
VisionAware provides resources for independent living to people suffering from vision loss. The organization has been created to help those dealing with vision loss find answers to their many questions, cope with their frustrations and fears, and connect with others for support.