Videos about Macular Degeneration


Mary Toss: The Perseverance of Spirit

In this honest, short documentary, Mary Toss shares her personal story of living with macular degeneration. She reflects on the reality of vision loss and grief, and the film reveals the eventual potential for the triumph of spirit.


Eat Right for your Sight Cooking Show

The “Eat Right for Your Sight” four part cooking series includes science-based AMD diet recipes for reducing the risk of macular degeneration progression, along with tips on safe cooking practices.


What a person with AMD Sees

If you had macular degeneration and you were looking at me now, you would not be able to see my face, but you’d be able to make out my arms and shoulders, and that is disconcerting for patients.


AMDF’s Public Service Announcement

Emmy Award winning actor Ed Asner volunteered his time and talent to deliver a powerful message illustrating the severe central vision loss that occurs with macular degeneration.




Blindness… The word alone evokes fear.



Depression and Macular Degeneration Symptoms – Dr. Steven D Schwartz

Patients often experience a very profound sense of depression. They’re scared that they are going to lose their independence.



Living with Stargardt Disease

11 Year old Meaghan’s parents had never heard of Stargardt and initially thought their daughter only needed glasses. Then they received her diagnosis.



Gene Therapy to Treat Macular Degeneration

In Boston, scientists are working at the frontier of genetic research in an attempt to cure Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the U.S., an enormous task.



Artificial Retina

Kathy Blake is one of 32 people participating in a study, at the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California, to validate a device that will provide artificial sight to legally blind people



What is Stargardt Disease?

Narrator: (Animation) In Stargardt Disease, a defective protein in photoreceptors results in the accumulation of lipofuscin in retinal pigment epithelial or RPE cells as photoreceptors are shed daily.



Nutritional Supplements for Macular Degeneration

About 6 years ago things began to look distorted on tv for Norah. And it got progressively worse.



Stem Cell Transplantation to Treat Macular Degeneration

Photoreceptors or Rods and cones enable us to see in day or night. Retinal Pigment Epithelial or RPE cells nourish the rods and cones.



Animation of Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration affects the dark area of the retina shown here, known as the macula. There are two types of AMD, dry and wet.