Visually Impaired, Not Blind

People with age-related macular degeneration are pleased and relieved to see the word “blind” on its way out as a description of their visual condition. The word “blind” is becoming increasingly less associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), thanks in part to awareness efforts by MD Support and the conscientiousness of other leading organizations around [Read More]

Submacular Surgery

by Judy Prevost March 4, 2000 (Updated November 2004) Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 65. This can be caused by the growth of abnormal blood vessels and neovascularization under the macula, or in the center of the macula, leading to loss [Read More]

Doctors Don’t Like Talking to Patients

An editorial by Frank J. Weinstock, M.D., F.A.C.S. Reprinted with permission from Opthalmology Management (May 1999) If you’re frustrated by your doctor’s lack of social skills, you’re not alone. It’s a problem common enough that doctors themselves sometimes have to remind one another of the importance of good communication with their patients. Here is an [Read More]

Phi-Motion Angiography and Micro-Laser Treatment

by Dan Roberts December 1998 The Glaser Murphy Retina Treatment Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, announced on December 9, 1998, the development of a new treatment called Phi-Motion Angiography that can improve the vision of people who have the wet form of Macular Degeneration. According to Drs. Bert Glaser, Robert Murphy and Robert Flower, the [Read More]

Alternative Medicine: The Risks of Untested and Unregulated Remedies

Contained in this document is an article followed by two opposing viewpoints on alternative medicine. by Marcia Angell, M.D. and Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. ©1998, Massacusetts Medical Society Published in 9/17/98 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Summarized here by Dan Roberts What most sets alternative medicine apart [from conventional medicine] is that [Read More]