Geographic Atrophy Awareness WeekNext week marks the beginning of the first-ever Geographic Atrophy Awareness Week, as declared by Prevent Blindness. Geographic Atrophy is the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which leads to vision loss in the center of one’s vision. Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest non-profit eye health organization, has created a website dedicated to the condition. What’s more, a new episode in the Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health Expert Series dedicated to geographic atrophy will also be available during Geographic Atrophy Awareness Week.
“As the number of AMD cases in the United States continues to grow, so do the numbers of those at risk for geographic atrophy,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We encourage AMD patients and their caregivers to educate themselves on ways to help avoid vision loss from GA and talk to their eyecare professionals today to save vision for the future.”
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"Prevent Blindness Declares First-ever Geographic Atrophy Awareness Week as Dec. 6-12, 2021"