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Macular Degeneration Association

Rating: 4.95 stars   39 reviews 2,862

Address:

5969 Cattleridge Blvd Suite # 100 Sarasota FL 34232 USA

Mission:

The Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) is a nonprofit health organization dedicated to educating and empowering age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema and glaucoma patients all across the world.

Results:

We have put on numerous awareness programs nationally. Patients, caregivers, family and health care providers came away with a better understanding of their disease. They learned about preventative measures, treatments and the challenges that they face. With these programs they learned ways to adjust and over come their disease insuring that they live life to the fullest.

Target demographics:

adults and seniors learn more about their eye disease

Direct beneficiaries per year:

800 seniors and adults at our awareness programs nationally

Geographic areas served:

Macular Degeneration Association

Programs:

awareness programs nationally, newsletter, advocacy, support and website

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941-893-4387
http://www.macularhope.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My company was at one of their programs. They run a very professional meeting. Donna Auger is the Executive Director and she always makes everyone feel like family. We had many of the participants come to our tables and they all mention how wonderful it is that this organization is bring these events to the people.

 
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I have macular degeneration. i wasn't able to find information on this disease. i happened to see an ad for a program put on by the Macular Degeneration Association and I signed up. Boy was I surprised an felt very informed after this program. They put on great programs and Dr. Hamilton was wonderful. Looking forward for their return. Thank you.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I couldn't be happier. I went to their recent program in Charleston, SC. Dr. Hamilton answered my questions and I felt that I had a better understanding of my eye condition. I am hoping that they return to this area again next year. I signed up for their newsletter and will continue to receive up to date information. Donna Auger is a gem. Thank you Macular Degeneration Association

 
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The Macular Degeneration Association is wonderful! I was recently diagnosed with wet macular degeneration. My doctor just told me that I would need shots in my eye. I received my first injection and told to come back in 2 weeks. My doctor is extremely busy and i wasn't able to ask the questions that I had. The Macular Degeneration Association had an awareness program in my hometown of Colorado Springs, CO. I attended the program- Dr. Brown spoke and I learned a lot about my condition and was able to ask questions. Donna puts on great, professional meetings and they are free. If you can go to one, please do as you will walk away with some of the best knowledge. Thank you!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This organization is TOP NOTCH!!! They put on great educational programs. The speakers are some of the best that we have heard. I learned more about my eye condition and came away being hopeful for the outcome.

 
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My Mother has been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration. I currently follow MDA on FaceBook and when I see a post that is relevant to my Mother or other family members, I research it and often post it or share on FaceBook. The MDA website was the first place I searched when my Mother was first diagnosed and I shared many articles with my family. Also, I currently go to their website whenever there are changes to my Mom's eyesight. I researched cataract surgery for someone with AMD and their information helped me decide what the right course of action for my Mother would be. They have provided valuable information for us to understand the diagnosis, how to help my Mother handle it, and what the future holds.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was a volunteer. I walked away with a better understanding of the fine work that this group does. it was my pleasure to help out. They put on exceptional awareness programs. The speakers are wonderful and the information that they provide was fantastic.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Having Macular Degeneration can be devastating, emotionally and in practical daily tasks. This association has helped my sister so much and given her information she needed and support to get through it.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This organization was wonderful enough to help me find a doctor to the new area that I moved. They sent me information that I requested. The doctor that they recommended is superb. He takes his time to make sure that I understand my procedure and he cares. I love their website and Facebook posts. Thank you.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was recently diagnosed with macular degeneration and was frightened by this. I saw that this organization was putting on an awareness program where I live Colorado Springs, CO. I signed up and the information that was provided that day was very valuable. Thank you. You really do not know all the good you do for those that have this disease.

 
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