One of the most important things your donation helps us to do is the AMD Update. This free monthly email goes to thousands of people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to their family members.
Macular degeneration is a frightening condition with no cure - and only 10% of people are able to get treatment. The newsletter accomplishes so much for those we serve.
It reminds them to keep checking their vision for changes - if they do develop wet macular degeneration, we do have treatments that can save their sight!
It keeps them up to date on all the research, which is very hopeful. There is a new therapy for wet AMD that the FDA should approve this month, that will reduce the number of eye injections people need.
For the majority of AMD patients with dry macular degeneration, the research news is very exciting. With AMD Update, we keep them up to date on promising potential treatments, including a medication by mouth and the use of daily eye drops that may prevent progression and even reduce the damage.
For someone facing severe vision loss, hearing these hopeful messages, as well as gaining practical advice, makes all the difference in the world.
Thank YOU for making a difference to the life of a senior with macular degeneration.
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