Feb 1, 2023
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month!
Did you know that AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55 and affects over 2.5 million Canadians? Join us during the month of February to help bring awareness to AMD.
You can participate this AMD Awareness Month in the following ways:
- Register for FBC’s View Point webinar, “The Age-Related Macular Degeneration Clinical Trial Landscape” on Tuesday, February 21 at 4 p.m. ET to learn about therapies for dry and wet AMD with Dr. Tom Sheidow.
- Access FBC’s online AMD Resource Page to learn about AMD, its impact on the retina and risk factors.
- Download an Amsler grid for a quick at-home assessment to test changes in your eyesight.
- Share your voice and sign the petition to support Bill C-284, calling for a National Eye Strategy, which aims at affording timely diagnoses and access to new treatments for people living with AMD.
Share with us
Are you living with AMD? We’d love to hear from you. Consider sharing your AMD vision journey with us and the broader vision loss community by completing our ‘Share My Story’ form.
What is AMD?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that causes gradual loss of central and detailed vision, primarily affecting people over the age of 55. There are two forms of AMD including dry AMD and wet AMD. Learn more about AMD.
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