Welcome to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation web site where you can learn about this disease, find valuable resources and help conquer macular degeneration.

Macular Degeneration is an incurable eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss for those aged 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than ten million Americans.

This time-lapse animation illustrates the central vision loss of a patient with macular degeneration.

Available to order February 28th, 2015

Eat Right for Your Sight: 
Simple, Tasty Recipes that Help Reduce the Risk of Vision Loss from Macular Degeneration
by Jennifer Trainer Thompson
and Johanna M. Seddon, MD ScM

Research has shown that a diet rich in certain nutrients may reduce the risk of getting macular degeneration, and has the potential to slow the progression of the disease in those who are already diagnosed. Eating the right foods may not only be a good idea but critical to your eye health!

The AMDF Newsletter In the Spotlight. The AMDF grants funds to the Schepens Eye Research Institute for Dr Neena Haider’s mapping of the retinal genes important for macular degeneration.  One person’s story of how she is living with wet macular degeneration.  Sign up today and receive 4 issues plus our award winning video Hope & Cope – Living with Macular Degeneration and the KeepSight journal.

Working with your physician, the KeepSight journal is a monitoring system to help you check your vision and to alert you should changes occur. This booklet contains fun weekly exercises that go beyond the Amsler’s chart.