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.
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.
Patients often experience a very profound sense of depression. They’re scared that they are going to lose their independence.
11 Year old Meaghan’s parents had never heard of Stargardt and initially thought their daughter only needed glasses. Then they received her diagnosis.
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.
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
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.
About 6 years ago things began to look distorted on tv for Norah. And it got progressively worse.
Photoreceptors or Rods and cones enable us to see in day or night. Retinal Pigment Epithelial or RPE cells nourish the rods and cones.
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.