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Macular Degeneration Partnership

Provides accurate and timely information to patients and family members about AMD, research, experimental treatments, and clinical trials. Provides connections to a variety of resources for low vision and support. Publishes a monthly online newsletter and offers a free e-mail subscription to AMD Update.


Macular Degeneration Partnership’s mission is to provide contemporary and easily understood, and up-to-the-minute information about macular degeneration for everyone who needs it.

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, California 92697
888–430–9898 949–824–8726

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Programs (—This comprehensive website has information on age-related macular degeneration (AMD); tips for healthy living with AMD and updates on clinical trials, research, diagnosis and treatment. 
 AMD Warm Line (888–430–9898)—This toll-free line offers a caring and informed professional who can provide information, support, and resources to those in need. Amsler Grid: A self-test for AMD, magnetized to use on the refrigerator, with instructions is offered for free upon request.


The AMD Patient Support Group of Beverly Hills meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Beverly Hills Library. 

 The AMD Patient Support Group of Santa Monica meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Santa Monica YMCA. 

 The AMD Patient Support Group of Orange County meets the second Monday of each month at the Michael E. Rodgers Senior Center in Huntington Beach. Annual AMD Public Education Seminars are held in Southern California. AARP Vision Pavilion: The annual AARP Expo hosts a variety of organizations and exhibitors sharing information about healthy eyes and aging. 


AMD News Update: A monthly online newsletter containing articles on research, experimental treatments, nutrition, and clinical trials. Subscribe at


Mary Prudden
Executive Program Director

Education programs

Low Vision

Vision and Aging

Last updated: July 12, 2019