Information and Support

This web site offers free information and personal assistance for people dealing with macular degeneration and similar retinal diseases. If you are new to macular degeneration, you may want to start by reading What Is Macular Degeneration? and following the links to further information.

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Join us in asking ophthalmologists everywhere to restrict or eliminate the hazardous bright flashes of fluorescein angiography, and to limit slit lamp examinations to 20 seconds or less.

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“GuideMe” for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A brand new concept in publishing

guidemephotoThis personal customized resource provides important information you need, insight into unique challenges you may be facing, and steps you can take to protect your quality of life and independence. This is the first in a planned series of “GuideMe” books for every major retinal disease.

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Since 2006, over 240 affiliate groups worldwide have found there is no easier way to run a successful and informative support group. Find a group in your area or learn about TeleSupport, an extension of the ILVSG designed for people who have no access to live groups or the Internet.


MD Support Provides Indoor Way-Finding

MD Support leads the world of high-tech with its specially-designed indoor way-finding technology. Customized installations of LowViz Guide will be found at state and national blind and low vision conventions throughout the continental United States. The program is being offered at no cost to qualifying organizations. Learn more about it.


Age-Related Macular Degeneration:
An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Author: Dan Roberts

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