Free Updated “GuideMe” Book for AMD Now Online

Similar to a practicing low vision therapist, the GuideMe Book for age-related macular degeneration gathers personal information from the client, then offers guidance and resources unique to the client’s personal needs and goals. Prevent Blindness, a patient advocacy organization preserving vision and eye health for more than 115 years, continues to give the gift of [Read More]

Important New Survey Identifies Impact of Blindness and Low Vision on Senior Adults

Big data reports for each U.S state are now available from the survey.    VisionServe Alliance and The Ohio State University College of Optometry have completed an important national project to comprehensively describe Americans ages 65 and older who are blind or have low vision. The data sets analyzed are from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk [Read More]

FDA Approval Brings Long Awaited Hope to Patients With Geographic Atrophy

by Jeff Todd, President + CEO at Prevent Blindness And just like that, the landscape for vision loss and blindness has shifted dramatically! For years, millions of people around the world who are living with an untreatable and potentially blinding condition, along with their care partners, have been waiting with hopeful anticipation for a treatment [Read More]

First Treatment For Geographic Atrophy Approved

FDA Approves SYFOVRE™ (pegcetacoplan injection) as the First and Only Treatment for Geographic Atrophy (GA), a Leading Cause of Visual Impairment in Senior Adults   Apellis Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SYFOVRE™ (pegcetacoplan injection) 15mg/0.1mL, the first and only treatment for geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related [Read More]

Important Information About SYFOVRE

Do not receive SYFOVRE if you: have an infection in or around your eye have active swelling in or around your eye that may include pain and redness SYFOVRE can cause serious side effects: Eye infection (endophthalmitis) or separation of layers of the retina (retinal detachment) Call your healthcare provider right away if you have [Read More]