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2013

13.10.02 New Pan-European Health Economic Study Shows that Eye Diseases Alone Lead to a Total Cost to Society of 20 Billion Euro. more...

13.09.20 New health economic study shows that active management of eye sight conditions can prevent blindness. more...

13.08.01 Stereotactic Radiotherapy Eases Anti-VEGF Treatment in AMD, Study Finds. more...

2012

12.10.10 Loss of sight is a primary concern for ageing Europeans as new expert forum states that a large proportion of blindness is preventable. more...

12.08.21 PAFSC’s 1st Committee to Review 7 Products Including Bayer Yakuhin’s AMD Drug on Aug. 31(Aug.20.2012) more...

12.03.22 AMDAI Attends U.S. Congressional Briefing on Military-Related Vision Trauma Research more...

12.03.21 AMDAI Shares in Discussion with US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services over Reimbursement for Anti-VEGFs in DME more...

12.03.08 Joanne G. Angle, ARVO's recently retired executive director, passed away in Charlottesville, Va more...

12.02.16 NHS 'seriously underestimating' elderly eye disease more...

12.02.09 North American Eye Health Leaders Gather to Help Fight Vision Loss more...

12.01.24 First study using human embryonic stem cells for macular degeneration shows they are safe and lead to some vision improvement more...

2011

11.11.18 FDA approves Eylea for eye disorder in older people more...

11.11.18 World Sight Day 2011: AMDAI at Washington DC Congressional Briefing more...

11.10.19 AMD Alliance, Representing AMD Patient Organizations Globally, Encourages Health Care Providers to Stop Using Avastin for Off-Label Ocular Use more...

11.10.07 AMD Alliance International co-sponsors Congressional briefing entitled Lifestyle and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) more...

11.04.28 AMD Alliance International Responds to CATT Trials Research more...

11.04.20 Hugh R. Parry Named Chairman of AMD Alliance International more...

11.04.19 AMD Alliance International issues a Global Call to Action to Recognize Wet AMD as a Chronic Disease more...

11.02.14 Details about an Emerging Treatment for Wet AMD: VEGF Trap-Eye more...

2010

10.10.05 AMD Alliance International Advocacy Tutorial more...

10.09.07 AMD Alliance International releases Global Cost of Blindness Report more...

10.09.03 Getting In touch with iPad more...

10.09.03 AMD Week 2010 more...

10.08.11 Implantable Miniature Telescope for AMD approved by FDA more...

10.03.01 Developing advocacy initiatives, creating aggressive international awareness campaigns, providing expertise, and establishing channels for resource and knowledge sharing, are all in a year’s work for AMD Alliance International. Working throughout the year with our members in 25 countries, we are proud of the progress we are making. Our joint advocacy and outreach efforts are proving to make a real difference to millions of patients and caregivers living with the challenges of macular disease. Please share our pride by reviewing our newly created annual review detailing our joint accomplishments. Click on the link to read “Celebrating a Decade of Progress and Hope.” download PDF

10.01.17 Further Research on Cataract Surgery and Progression of Wet and Dry AMD. more...

10.01.17 Heart Disease Medicines and AMD. more...

10.01.17 First Person, Dr. Bob Thompson, Geddes Glide Reader. more...

2009

09.11.11 Overview of AMD treatment and research presentations at American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009. more...

09.08.27 AMD Alliance International and Lighthouse International Host Exhibit of Award-Winning London Artist on September 17 and 18, 2009. more...

09.07.01 CCR3 Discovery Could Lead to Better AMD Detection and Treatment. more...

09.07.01 Patient Question. more...

09.07.01 Omega 3-Rich Fish in Your Diet Can Prevent or Slow AMD. more...

09.07.01 A Delicious Recipe for Healthy Vision. more...

09.04.22 AMD Alliance Shares Patient Perspectives at The Ageing Eye Conference in Germany. more...

09.04.01 Vitamin B and Folic Acid May Prevent Macular Degeneration. more...

09.04.01 Diagnosed with AMD? Don't Overlook the Power of Low Vision Rehabilitation. more...

09.04.01 Vigorous exercise may prevent AMD and Cataracts. more...

09.04.01 National Eye Institute Reports That Cataract Surgery Has No Clear Impact on Progression of AMD. more...

09.04.01 Are You Seeing Things That Aren't There? Fear Not, You're in Good Company. more...

09.01.13 The Singapore Medical Journal reports that macular disease awareness programs and long-term coordinated efforts aimed at public education, prevention, early detection, treatment, visual rehabilitation and support are of utmost importance to Singaporeans. download file

09.01.08 Canadian reports regarding Avastin. more...

2008

08.12.15 AMD Alliance International Global Congress registration. download file

08.10.02 AMD Alliance International announces 2009 intership opportunities. download file

08.06.24 The Macular Disease Patient Charter, a bill of rights for people with macular disease developed by AMD Alliance International, was unanimously endorsed by members at their Annual Congress in May 2008.

08.06.02 Retina Hong Kong releases major survey on social-economic impact of macular degeneration, and announces new Foundation to support people living with AMD.

08.05.16 La société française d’Ophtalmologie mène une campagne nationale de sensibilisation sur la dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge, une maladie qui touche prés d’un million de personnes en France. La campagne fourni une information intensive sur la DMLA, les facteurs de risque et les mesures à adopter pour assurer la prévention. Pour en savoir plus, visitez: www.dmlainfo.fr

08.05.16 En marge de la campagne nationale de sensibilisation sur la dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge, L’association Retina France a mené une action presse ciblée appelée “SOS DMLA” et basée sur le public relations et les communiqués de presse. En savoir plus... http://retina.fr/IMG/pdf/ communique_SOS_DMLA_fevrier08.pdf

08.04.25 AMDAI applauds MDF Australia for the launch of Family, Friend & Carer - A Guide. The new publication is an outstanding road map for carers of the blind and vision impaired.

08.04.09 AMD Alliance International applauds IFA Global Congress. more...

08.04.04 On March 28, the Canadian Common Drug Review (CDR) published its final recommendation for Lucentis and we are pleased to let you know that the recommendation was positive, overturning CDR's initial decision. more...

08.04.02 Patient advocacy efforts appear to have had a strong impact, with the National Institute for Clinical Excellent (NICE) releasing positive final guidance for Lucentis more...

08.01.23 British Prime Minister responds to petition demanding use of all treatments for macular degeneration. read PM's response

08.01.22 Frankfurt, Germany: European Patient Charter inaugural meeting . AMDAI members very enthusiastic about AMD patient rights. download file

08.01.11 Right To Sight: Tens of thousands Canadians at risk of going blind unnecessarily. more...

2007

07.11.16 AMDAI endorses the launch of VINCE, the Visual Impairment for Counselling and Emotional Support, a network focused on providing essential psycho-social support to people with vision loss. Some sixty delegates from UK's leading sight loss charity organizations participated in exploratory workshops. more...

07.10.19 Marbella, Spain. AMDAI releases first-ever European qualitative and quantitative data looking at the burden of wet age related macular degeneration from the European patient perspective.

07.10.03 Paris, France : La cellule microgliale rétinienne aurait un rôle dans le développement de la DMLA. download file

07.12.14 UPDATE: NICE reversal welcome news for all. more...

07.06.22 British AMD patients facing draconian situation - INPUT AND ACTION NEEDED URGENTLY! Cruel watchdog is condemning 20,000 more...

07.06.09 AMDAI launches first ever qualitative research on patient perspectives on quality of life with AMD. Patients report the anquish of delayed diagnosis, slow referrals and poor access to the latest treatments.

07.03.29 Prioritizing the Patient, a new report on physician and patient communications about AMD. download file
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2006

06.11.22 What's happening in AMD? An answer from AMD Alliance International based on recent medical developments. For the latest report on what's happening in AMD you might also wish to access our report on medical presentations at the annual congress of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. download PDF

06.11.16 Smoking Doubles the Risk of Vision Loss from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) more...

06.11.02 Science Writers Workshop on AMD, Presented by AMD Alliance International and Lighthouse International. Featuring Johanna M. Seddon, M.D., Jason Slakter, M.D., Bruce Rosenthal, O.D. download PDF

06.09.20 Canada: AMD Alliance International, CNIB, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, The Canadian Association of Optometrists, The Foundation Fighting Blindness and the National Coalition for Vision Health launch AMD week Campaign more...

06.09.19 "Age-Related Macular Degeneration can lead to Depression and Suicide Early Detection is Key Factor in Maintaining Patient Quality of Life" America's leading vision, seniors and research organizations join forces in urgent call for action on AMD. more...

06.09.19 AMD Alliance International and University of London release White Paper on Quality of Life in age-related macular degeneration. download file White Paper backgrounder download file

06.09.19 United States: The Seniors Coalition issues AMD Policy Blueprint to protect America's At-Risk Seniors. download PDF

06.09.18 Australia: AMD Alliance International, Macular Degeneration (MD) Foundation, and beyondblue: the national depression initiative, launch AMD week campaign more...

06.09.17 Retina Hong Kong kicks off World's Largest Amsler Grid more...

06.09.17 Singapore's first-ever AMD week kicks off! more...

06.09.15 AMD Week 2006 more...

06.08.29 Switzerland approves Lucentis more...

06.07.14 EURETINA abstract: Humanistic Burden and Health Resource Utilization Among Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Patients: Results from a Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study more...

06.07.14 Humanistic Burden and Health Resource Utilization Among Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Patients: Results from a Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study download PDF

06.06.30 US FDA Announces approval of Lucentis (Ranibizumab) more...

06.06.30 AMD Alliance International Vice Chair leads The Seniors Coalition in applauding Lucentis decision more...

06.06.30 EURETINA abstract: Impact of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration on Medical Status, Daily Living, and Health Resource Utilization: A Survey of Five Countries more...

06.06.30 Clinical Characteristics and Impact of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration on Medical Status, Daily Living, Functioning, and Health Resource Utilization: A Survey of Five Countries download PDF

06.05.31 Smoking Causes Blindness more...

06.05.31 Macular Degeneration Global Alliance meeting download file

06.05.31 Don't let cigarettes smoke out your patient's vision download file

06.05.31 AMD Alliance International warns of link between AMD and smoking download file

06.05.31 Follow the AMD Awareness bus through Germany! more...

06.05.15 AMD Action Summit Media Briefing download file

06.05.15 AMD Action Summit Media Briefing: Day One download file

06.05.15 Session Six - Developing the AMD Action Plan: Day Two download file

06.05.15 The Backgrounder: Burden of Illness of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration - an International Evaluation more...

06.05.15 Urgent Action Needed to Combat the Global Rise in AMD-related Blindness more...

06.04.28 Allied organizations make use of AMD Alliance position statement on Avastin
We were honoured recently to hear from Retina Spain that they have translated into Spanish and web-posted the AMDAI position statement on Avastin. Click at this link to see the position statement in Spanish. more...

06.04.28 Stellungnahme zu Bevacizumab (Handelsname Avastin) AMD Alliance International, April 28, 2006 more...

06.04.28 Presa di posizione di AMD Alliance International sul Bevacizumab (nome commerciale Avastin), 28 aprile 2006 more...< br/>

06.04.28 Prise de position quant au Bevacizumab (nom commercial Avastin) AMD Alliance International, 28 avril 2006 more...

06.03.31 AMD Alliance issues global call to action on AMD more...

06.01.31 AMD Basics, Toronto Star more...
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2005

05.09.20 AMD Global Report download file download PDF

05.09.20 Germany - Campaign Report - Press Release download file

05.09.20 Germany - Campaign Report download file

05.09.07 United Kingdom - Campaign Report - Press Release download file

05.09.07 United Kingdom - Campaign Report download file

05.08.09 AMD Alliance International and Ocusource.com partner in Global AMD education event more...< br/>

05.07.20 AMD Alliance encouraged by breakthrough results in AMD research announced in Montreal more...

05.07.20 Progress in understanding the genetics of AMD more...< br/>

05.06.29 AMD Alliance International receives Distinguished Award American Optometric Association Low Vision Rehabilitation Section more...

05.01.28 AMD Alliance International to showcase groundbreaking research by four international experts during Vision 2005 more...
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2004

04.12.17 Treatment to Help Americans With Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Preserve Their Vision Approved by the FDA more...

04.12.16 World Health Organization names AMD as third leading cause of vision loss globally more...< br/>

04.10.05 Alliance for Aging Research AMD Information Kit more...

04.09.30 AMD Alliance wins prize for best stand at the UK Labour Party Conference more...

04.09.28 « Une importante enquête de EOS Gallup Europe, dénonce l'ignorance du grand public en matière de protection de la vue » more...

04.09.24 Ignorance threatens Eye Health says major EOS Gallup Europe Survey - UK release Press coverage more...

04.09.20 Ignorance threatens Eye Health says major EOS Gallup Europe Survey more...

04.09.20 The Insight Project: Major education seminars to be held in the US + AMD Week activities supported by the AMD Alliance International in other countries more...

04.09.20 The AMD Alliance International has joined forces with its American members in Educating Seniors on Age-related Macular Degeneration. more ...

04.03.20 Vivre avec la dégénérescence maculaire liée à l'âge download PDF
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2003

03.10.31 Country Reports on Early Detection and Vision Low Vision Rehabilitation:

03.09.22 2003 Global Campaign Report download PDF
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