Does Cataract Surgery Increase the Risk of AMD Progression?

It is no secret that macular degeneration and cataracts are two of the most common eye conditions found in the aging population. But what you might not know is that there seems to be an increasing number of patients with coexisting cataracts and AMD. And naturally, when both conditions are present at once, it can pose distinctive challenges to the… More →

Optimizing Indoor Lighting for Macular Degeneration

It’s no secret that proper lighting can make a huge difference for both the sighted and the visually impaired when it comes to everyday tasks. Yes, sometimes the simplest things can make an incredible improvement in an AMD patient’s quality of life; and ensuring appropriate lighting is certainly one of those difference makers. Those with retinal conditions like macular degeneration… More →

Blue Light Exposure and Your Ocular Health

With the introduction of smart phones, tablets and other handy electronics, eyes are exposed to harmful light spectrums now more than ever. In fact, our eyes are exposed to harmful high energy blue light and UV rays more often than many of us realize. That’s right, blue light is not only a threat outdoors! Even inside blue light hazard is… More →

How MacuHealth Saved my Sight from Macular Degeneration

In honor of Macular Degeneration Awareness week (Sept. 15-22), it’s our pleasure to introduce featured guest blogger and popular WCBM Baltimore radio personality, Frank Luber.  From conventions to elections to soccer moms to the Baltimore Ravens, nothing in or out of the news is out of bounds for this opinionated radio show host- including a frightening Age-related Macular Degeneration diagnosis… More →

Activity Ideas for the Visually Impaired

Living well with macular degeneration is largely about maintaining quality of life and independence. But as vision deteriorates, patients often find themselves unable to enjoy the hobbies they once did and feelings of depression or monotony are common. However, finding new and engaging activities that don’t necessarily require sight can help low vision patients regain a sense of control and… More →

The Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

As we age, the need to start wearing glasses is not particularly surprising.  Annoying as it may be, the need for glasses is a result of the stress our eyes experience as we age.  However, some eyesight changes can denote the onset of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD); a serious ocular condition that has become the leading cause of vision loss… More →

The Leading Cause of Blindness in North America – Macular Degeneration

Mainly affecting people over the age of 50, macular degeneration is the most common degenerative eye disease. The number of people with macular degeneration is expected to double within the next 10 years from 1.5 million in 2009 to three million by 2020. The macula is a tiny circle located in the middle of the retina, which is responsible for… More →

What Causes Dry Macular Degeneration

Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is caused when the central part of the retina, the macula, deteriorates. The macula is responsible for detailed and colour vision, and is a highly specialized part of the eye. The photoreceptors in the macula that react to light stimulus, and the neurons that interpret and transmit the signals, are precisely organized. This vision is… More →