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AMD Alliance International is a non-profit coalition of the world’s leading vision, seniors and research organizations working to raise awareness of age-related macular degeneration, understanding of available options for prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation and support services. It is the only international organization in the world that concentrates exclusively on age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the developed world.
AMD Alliance International Wikipedia
AMD is an eye condition that causes loss of central vision, leaving only peripheral, or side, vision intact. AMD is the leading cause of visual impairment for people over 50 in the Western world.
Macular degeneration is often related to aging, thus the name age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD).
The two most common forms of AMD are dry and wet.
This more common form, causes varying degrees of sight loss and is identified by the collection of yellow, fatty deposits called drusen in the macula the central part of the retina responsible for clear central vision.
Occurs less often (10-15 percent of cases), but the chance for severe sight loss is much greater. It is characterized by development of abnormal, leaky blood vessels in the macula. Scar tissue may form causing irreversible blind spots and in many cases leads to legal blindness.
ArgentinaFundación Oftalmológica Hugo Nano
AustraliaMacular Degeneration Foundation Australia
Vision Australia Foundation
AustriaEURAG: European Federation of Older Persons
BelgiumBelgian Organization for the Prevention of Blindness
Canadian Association of Optometrists
Canadian Ophthalmological Society
The Foundation Fighting Blindness-Canada
International Federation on Ageing
National Coalition on Vision Health
FinlandFinnish Federation of the Visually Impaired
FranceAssociation Retina France
GermanyPro Retina Deutschland e.V.
Berufsverband der Augenärzte Deutschlands
Hong KongHong Kong Society for the Blind
Retina Hong Kong
IndiaLV Prasad Eye Institute
National Society for the Prevention of Blindness - India
IrelandFighting Blindness Ireland
IsraelESHEL: The Association for the Planning and
International Federation on Ageing
NAMAG – Association of AMD Patients in Israel
ItalyInternational Agency for the Prevention of Blindness - Italian Branch
Retina Italia Onlus
Societá Italiana Retina
NetherlandsMacula Degeneratie Vereniging
New ZealandRetina New Zealand
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
PolandPolish Association of the Blind
South AfricaRetina South Africa
SpainOrganización Nacional De Ciegos Españoles (ONCE)
Spanish Vitreous and Retina Society
TunisiaNadi al Bassar, African Centre for Sight and Visual Sciences
United KingdomRoyal National Institute of Blind People
Age Concern England
Fight for Sight
Macular Disease Society
Wales Council for the Blind
Dr. Bob Thompson, Honorary Life Chair
United StatesAlliance for Aging Research
American Optometric Association/
American Optometric Association-Low Vision Section
American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc.
International Association for Audio Information Services
The Association for Macular Diseases
Lions Clubs International
Macular Degeneration Partnership
Macular Degeneration Support (MD Support)
Prevent Blindness America
Hadley School for the Blind
The Seniors Coalition
Eye Care America