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Healthy Aging And Eyes

We develop many habits during the course of our ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.

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Don’t take the fall, prevent it

Falling is unpleasant at any age, for older adults ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.

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A New Doctor, A New Course

As a member of Humana for many years, I ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Jerry Rosenberg

Jerry Rosenberg is the leader of a support group for more than 20 years, in Boynton Beach, Florida. Jerry has written many articles for SupportSight magazine for Macula Vision Research Foundation, as well as poetry. His newly published book about a blind novelist in a romantic triangle with a senator is titled The Speechwriter and is available on Amazon.

Jerry is also a featured contributor at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

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Accessibility Matters In The Ophthalmologist’s Office

A visit to any doctor’s office can include some ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.

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The Anti-AMD Diet

Can an orange a day really keep macular degeneration ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: OE Contributors

Michelle Milgrim, MS RD CDN, Manager Employee Wellness, Northwell Health
Jennifer Young, Dietetic Intern, Northwell Health

Northwell Health is the largest integrated health system in New York State, with a focus on prevention, wellness, and providing the full continuum of treatment and care for a community of eight million people.

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Hope For Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Dr. Yoshihiro Yonekawa

Dr. Yoshishiro Yonekawa is a retinal surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Director of Pediatric Retinal Surgery at Boston’s Children Hospital. Affiliations include Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Yonekawa is a featured medical contributor for “Expert Insights” on OE Patients, an online resource for people with vision loss, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases.

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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

You’re not alone if you were recently diagnosed with ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Dr. Yoshihiro Yonekawa

Dr. Yoshishiro Yonekawa is a retinal surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Director of Pediatric Retinal Surgery at Boston’s Children Hospital. Affiliations include Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Yonekawa is a featured medical contributor for “Expert Insights” on OE Patients, an online resource for people with vision loss, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases.

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Top 10 Stories of People Thriving with Legal Blindness

This year, we were delighted to share, on social media, ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Bonnie Chan

Bonnie Chan is a featured contributor at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss. She has previously written for other publications, with a focus on wellness, creativity and social good.

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Nikolai Stevenson: A Guiding Voice

In honor of World Sight Day, we are delighted ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Matthew Stevenson

Matthew Stevenson is a writer, author and radio host. He was the former associate editor at Harper’s Magazine, and his work has appeared in New York Times, Washington Post. Atlantic Monthly and other diverse publications.

Matthew is a featured contributor at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

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5 Sight-Saving Habits To Start Today

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Visual Hallucinations

About a year ago, Marjorie Louer began having hallucinations. ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Bernard Landou

Bernard Landou has been the President of The Association for Macular Diseases since 2010 and the Editor-In-Chief of its Eyes Only Newsletter since 2007. He has extensively shared his experience and his perspective on living with age-related macular degeneration.

Bernard is a featured contributor at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

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6 Ways To Keep Your Mind Young

Every brain changes over time, but smart routines and ...Continue Reading »

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About the Author: Bonnie Chan

Bonnie Chan is a featured contributor at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss. She has previously written for other publications, with a focus on wellness, creativity and social good.

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