Give the Gift of Sight

by Discovery Eye Foundation
Vetted
Feb 17, 2011

Thank You for All You Do

AMD Patient
AMD Patient

It's a new year here at the Macular Degeneration Partnership and new opportunities to make a difference to seniors and their families.

We'd like to start the year by saying "thank you" to all our members and supporters.  You've helped us to reach more people at risk for macular degeneration and to help those who are struggling with vision loss.  We appreciate all you do!

Early 2011 is full of opportunities and we'll be very busy.  We are once again partnering with Braille Institute, bringing presentations on macular degeneration to communities in Southern California.  There are 5-7 of these sessions every month, reaching hundreds of people.  At every meeting, there are always people who didn't know that AMD can be genetic and that their family members are at risk.  We're able to give them healthy lifestyle recommendations for their adult children and siblings - information that may delay the onset of macular degeneration vision loss.  At a recent senior center event, several people said it was "...the best talk we've ever had...!".  That's the kind of comment that keeps us going!

In May, Discovery Eye Foundation will bring the Macular Degeneration Partnership to San Diego for a Vision Symposium.  In addition to hearing physician experts on AMD, attendees will be able to try out assistive devices and learn about free services available in the community.  Folks really appreciate being able to ask questions directly from retinalogists and low vision specialists.  They'll be getting an update on the exciting research currently underway for treatments for both dry and wet AMD.

One of the best things we offer is our  toll-free "warm line" for patients and family members.  We spend a lot of time on the phone, answering questions, clearing up confusion about vitamins and treatment, providing local resources and just being there to listen.  Inevitably, we hear from callers, "I just learned more from you on this call than in years of searching for information.  I feel so much better having talked with you!". 

Read the current newsletter for research information and tips on living with low vision.

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Discovery Eye Foundation

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AMD.org
Project Leader:
Judith Delgado
Project Leader
Los Angeles, CA United States

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