Information you can use

This site offers up-to-date information and free materials for people living with low vision. Follow any of the links on this page to access our extensive resources.

If you are also looking for personal support and contact with others who share your challenges and experiences, please visit our partners at Macular Degeneration Support.

Low Vision:
A Self Help Guide

An evaluation and self-guided workbook designed to help anyone in the intermediate to late stage of vision loss.

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Self-help tools and resource links to more than 1,600 low vision organizations, services and websites.

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Caring for the Visually Impaired

This publication is intended to assist all those who are unselfishly committed to caring for visually impaired individuals.

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GuidMe for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Latest News

November 16, 2015

X-82 Oral Medication May Reduce Number of Intravitreal Injections for Wet AMD

No cure yet exists for wet AMD, but three FDA-approved therapies are slowing the progress of wet AMD and reducing the amount of vision loss. These treatments are ranibizumab (Lucentis), aflibercept (Eylea), and off-label bevacizumab (Avastin). These medications are highly successful, but they must be injected directly into the eye, and the treatment often needs
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November 16, 2015

AVA-101 Study for Wet AMD Yields Encouraging Results

Back in 2014, Avalanche Biotechnologies postulated that a single injection of a new gene therapy treatment could possibly stop blood vessel growth and leakage in the wet form of AMD for several years. A single injection of a drug called AVA-101 (aka sFlt-1) could create a kind of biofactory that continuously secretes a therapeutic protein
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