Patient & Caregiver Educational Resources

  • Smoking is a risk factor for the development of AMD, and quitting smoking or never starting, is an important way to prevent AMD.

  • Having a healthy lifestyle and lowering cholesterol can help lower risk for AMD and also help prevent the dry form of the disease from progressing to the wet form, which can cause permanent vision loss.

  • The Age-Related Disease Studies (AREDS) found that having certain vitamins and minerals every day may slow the progression of the disease from the early or middle stages to the later stages. Specifically, combinations of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-carotene, Zinc, and Copper may reduce risk of late AMD by 25%.

Patient Toolkit Introduction

Welcome to the RELIEF Patient Toolkit, a resource center for patients who have been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration. Better outcomes are achieved when patients are empowered to advocate for themselves and have the background knowledge to fully participate in treatment decisions. This toolkit provides links with information about current treatment options, advice and tips on living with age-related macular degeneration, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Patient & Caregiver Educational Resources

The RELIEF Patient Toolkit is a resource center for patients who have been diagnosed with or who are interested in learning about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Choose from the options below to learn more.

This activity is provided by Med Learning Group. This activity is co-provided by Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management (CCM). This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Scientific Council

Neil M. Bressler, MD

James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Specializing in Diabetes Eye Care & Education, Chous Eye Care Associates
Adjunct Professor of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences
AOA Representative, National Diabetes Education Program
Tacoma, WA

Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Chief of Optometry, Sepulveda VA Medical Center
Professor, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Sepulveda, CA

Julia A. Haller, MD

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief
Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS

Director, Retina Research
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD

Director of Research, Retina Consultants of Houston
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Blanton Eye Institute & Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX