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AMD Alliance International

6th Floor City Gate East Tollhouse Hill
Nottingham NG1 5SF, United Kingdom 
Phone: +44 (0)115–935–2100
Web Site:


Narinder Sharma
President & CEO


  • Mission:

    AMD Alliance International is the only international organization in the world dedicated exclusively to promoting awareness, treatment, and research into macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the developed world. With more than 70 members in 26 countries, we are a membership organization comprising the world’s leading vision and research organizations.

    About AMD Alliance and its Science Board

    AMD Alliance International is a nonprofit coalition of vision, research, and seniors organizations working to raise awareness of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), of treatment and rehabilitation options, and of the importance of early detection. Alliance membership currently includes more than 70 nonprofit organizations from 26 countries, including world-renowned leaders in ophthalmology, vision rehabilitation, patient and senior advocacy, and research.

    With its growing international network, influence, and organizational capacity, AMD Alliance International is frequently looked to as a reliable, independent source of information about macular degeneration.

    Our mission is the following:

    • Generating awareness and understanding of AMD.
    • Increasing the number of people over age 50 who receive regular eye examinations by promoting the importance of education, early detection, and knowledge of treatment and rehabilitation options.
    • Preserving vision and improving the quality of life of individuals affected by AMD and increasing the percentage of people with AMD who receive treatment and rehabilitation.

    AMD Alliance International produces a global research report on AMD awareness levels, which we use in several ways (i.e., as a source of reference for media, as a public education tool, and as a valuable tool for member organizations around the world), to use in advocacy efforts to influence government decisions on AMD-related social and health policy. Our recent Global Cost of Blindness report was the first worldwide report outlininghow visual impairment imposes a massive burden on healthcare systems and economies worldwide.

    One of our most prominent public education tools is our website, We continually update and refine our website to continue to provide visitors with comprehensive information about prevention, warning signs, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of AMD, as well as about our organization and worldwide resources for vision care information. Since its launch in September 1999, more than 13 million visitors, more than 70 percent of them from the United States, have accessed our website.

    AMD Alliance International is honored to be advised by a Scientific Advisory Panel consisting of internationally renowned clinicians and researchers. We are able to access expertise and insight to the latest medical findings and formulate responses for the public and media. The participation of the Panel members enables AMD Alliance International to provide up-to-date, scientifically sound information.

    Visitors to our website are able to request written information about AMD from us. We have educational materials in several languages.

    The Alliance is the originator of AMD Week, an international week dedicated to promoting awareness of AMD. A comprehensive list of global activities for AMD Week is available on our website,

Date Last Updated
January 2012

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health