Blindness Macular DegenerationInfo Center

Gaming Visuals For The Blind
For the blind, learning the layouts of new places just got a little easier.
Micro-needles Could Improve AMD Treatment
Delivering injected medication to the back of the eye for conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults, can be challenging for doctors.
Fewer Seniors Visually Impaired
Just 25 years ago, nearly a quarter of older adults had difficulty reading a newspaper because of poor eyesight. That number has dropped substantially in recent years.
Pill Bottle Caters to Blind
Taking prescriptions can be tricky for blind and visually impaired individuals who may have difficulty distinguishing one pill bottle from another, plucking capsules from bottles or locating a cap they may have dropped.
Cancer Drug Reaffirmed for Macular Degeneration
A second trial has affirmed that cancer drug Avastin ( bevacizumab ) is an effective cost efficient treatment for patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which can lead to blindness.
Viral Infection Linked to Blinding Eye Disease
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in older adults. However, few risk factors for the eye disease have been identified. A viral infection has now been linked to development of AMD.
Seeing Through Sound
A small trial has revealed that sound aids may be helpful in training blind individuals to actually "view," or recognize faces and facial expressions, read words and identify images.
Smarter Way to Dial Up Visual Aid
One of the best kept secrets for aiding individuals with visual impairments may be sitting in your purse or your back pocket. Your smartphone may be a tool that provides more accessibility than you thought.
Prosthetic Retina Restores Vision
Vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be a trying and frustrating experience. However, an interesting option may help some AMD patients regain sight.
Eye Drops Successfully Treat AMD
The primary method for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in older adults, is injections directly into the eye.