Welcome to RETINA-AMD.ORG, an educational toolkit for a multi-stakeholder audience
On behalf of Retina International and the Geographic Atrophy Coalition, I would like to welcome you to the AMD Online Toolkit. This educational resource was designed by patients for patients, their representatives and healthcare professionals concerned with vision health and avoidable blindness.
This initiative was conceived of and developed by a global coalition of patient representatives led by Retina International and supported by F. Hoffmann-La Roche. It is designed to be a central information hub bringing users the most up to date information on the various forms of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
As patient representatives we have witnessed an increase in awareness of AMD among the public at large over the past decade, however the different stages and complexity of the disease are not well understood.
Dry AMD, Wet AMD and Geographic Atrophy (GA) are conditions with differing signs and symptoms that require different interventions. It is very important for patients and healthcare providers to know how to spot the warning signs to ensure the best possible management for each person.
Users can read about the latest scientific developments in the field and learn what impact these development may have on them.
We hope that this toolkit is useful for you and look forward to your feedback,
Enjoy your visit.
Christina Fasser, President, Retina International