World Sight Day 2014

It’s a sobering fact: every five seconds someone in the world goes blind. Even more deplorable, about 80% of blindness cases are avoidable. In fact, around 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired due to cataracts, macular degeneration and other often avoidable causes. October 9th is World Sight Day, an international day of awareness that aims to focus attention on… More →

Thanks for your Support During Macular Degeneration Awareness Month!

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

As Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month comes to an end, MacuHealth would sincerely like to thank everyone who shared our articles via social media and everyone who liked our Facebook page. Your participation and support was greatly appreciated this February. By working together, we can help educate patients and the general public about the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options… More →

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Education is the very first and arguably the most important step in fighting Age-Related Macular Degeneration. That’s why February has been deemed National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month. Throughout the entire month of February, AMD Blog will be assisting in the efforts to raise awareness about the leading cause of vision loss in those fifty and older. By working together, we… 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 →

Dealing with Macular Degeneration: 8 Tips for Caregivers

helping AMD patients

Has someone close to you been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration? If so, you already know that an AMD diagnosis affects both patient and surrounding loved ones. While low vision specialists, nurses and doctors all provide important and specific guidance, it is often the patient’s family members who provide day-to-day assistance. And whether you’re a daughter, son, sister, or best… More →

MacuHealth to Attend Vision Expo 2013!

We’re pleased to announce that MacuHealth will be exhibiting at the International Vision Expo & Conference March 15th through March 17h at the Javits Center in New York City! We invite you to visit MacuHealth at booth MS6650 for information and specials on the eye supplement that doctors are saying is ‘at the forefront of macular degeneration prevention.’ (Yes, it’s… More →

The Best E-Reader for Macular Degeneration Patients

Macular degeneration causes damage to central vision which can make looking at small print books and magazines a real challenge. And for those who have spent the majority of their lives reading the daily paper, suddenly being unable to do so can be quite distressing. But while reading can be challenging for AMD sufferers, it is not impossible. In fact,… More →

Testing for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A new study has found that testing for Age-Related Macular Degeneration can be done more efficiently than once thought. Currently, patients testing for AMD are required to sit in a darkened room for 20 minutes before being diagnosed with the condition. Until recently, scientists believed it was crucial that a patient’s vision be adjusted to darkness before undergoing AMD testing.… More →

Macular Degeneration: The Terms You Need To Know

Have you or someone you know recently been diagnosed with Age-Related Macular Degeneration? You may be feeling frightened, angry or upset. Like most people, you probably don’t know a whole lot about the condition. You may be confused as to what is going on inside your eyes and you’re not alone. According to the Macular Degeneration Association, approximately 9.1 million… More →

When Macular Degeneration steals your loved one’s eyesight, what’s next?

With baby boomers approaching retirement in large waves it is no surprise that the number of cases of Age-Related Macular Degeneration are climbing up as well. After all, one of the main causes of AMD is, unfortunately, age. Families who have never dealt with vision loss in the family might suddenly find themselves tending to a loved one who can… More →