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Introduction

The Macula Foundation has a long, established history of extraordinary teaching and research. Meetings are held regionally and nationally to study the macula and share groundbreaking discoveries.

About Us

Leadership

Accomplishments

40+ Years of
Excellency

As the very first dedicated to macula disease, The Macula Foundation takes pride in its history of innovative contributions to the field.

AwarenessThe Impact of Macular
Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy

The leading cause of severe vision loss is due to macular disease. In patients over the age fifty, it is due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In patients under the age of fifty it is due to edema in diabetic retinopathy.

196

Million

People worldwide

Well-founded estimates project the worldwide number of people with AMD in 2020 to be 196 million and almost double by 2040.

21.1

Million

People in the US

9.3% of the American population have diabetes (*According to The American Diabetes Association)

28.5

%

Have Diabetic Retinopathy

3.8% of the U.S. population is impacted by the disease — this consists of an estimated 770,000 people.

Publications

Publications

Publications

Programs

Programs

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Current Activities

Current Activities

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CONTRIBUTEWe Need Your Help

Dry Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of severe vision loss, impacting more than 10 million people in America. Your contributions help to further research in macula treatments — act now to join our mission for a brighter future.

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