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What is Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of new adult blindness in the United States.

An eye disease that mostly affects the elderly, macular degeneration has become a serious public health concern as our population grows older and lives longer.

The Macular Degeneration Center at OHSU Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon is focused on finding the underlying causes of age-related macular degeneration and developing better methods of prevention and treatment.

Drawing patients from throughout the Western region, the Macular Degeneration Center is made up of clinicians, basic scientists and support staff and links cutting-edge research with clinical practice. Our full spectrum of care includes a wide range of low vision rehabilitation, support services and community outreach programs.

Contact the Macular Degeneration Center

Call 503 494-3537 or Email the Program Coordinator

Thank you for attending the 2014 Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo!

Sponsored by the Macular Degeneration Center and Evelyn L. Jones Vision Rehabilitation Center at OHSU Casey Eye Institute. 

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AMD Risk Assessment Calculator

This calculator combines findings from an eye examination with personal, environmental, and genetic (optional) risk factors in order for an assessment to be made.

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Advisory Board

John Flaxel

Joy Flaxel

Vicki Lein

Norman John

Phylis Johnson

Roscoe C. Nelson, Jr.

Michael Opton

Shirley Pape'

Donald Pollock

Robert Ridgley

Roy Simmons

Andree Stevens

Cheryl Tonkin

Rena Tonkin

Gail Webb

Jan Whittlesey